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Excerpt from Stick-and-Pea Plays: Pastimes for the Childrens YearWhat sort of play is the best sort of house-play for the child?If I could ask the mothers and fathers and teachers who think about such things, I should expect a reply somewhat likeMoreExcerpt from Stick-and-Pea Plays: Pastimes for the Childrens YearWhat sort of play is the best sort of house-play for the child?If I could ask the mothers and fathers and teachers who think about such things, I should expect a reply somewhat like this: The best sort of house-play for the child is a play the child takes to naturally- a play the child can play largely by itself- a play that calls out the childs activities, trains the hand, educates the eye, exercises the judgment, stirs the imagination - and gives pleasure all the while- a play that yields something to take, to hold, to keep, to use- a play that leads readily to talks, and stories, and songs, with a beautiful lesson at the heart of them.Perhaps the first play-instinct of the child, when the little brain begins to think and the little hands to do, is in the making of mimic objects and the make-believe use of them. But the child is not merely imitative. The child is a Robinson Crusoe and a Swiss Family Robinson all in one. The child adapts the thing at hand to the need of the moment, to any end desired.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.