"Dolls have so long been one of the chief toys of children, and, are now so nearly universal among both savage and civilized peoples, that it; is singular that no serious attempt has ever been made to study them. The topic of this book is not only relatively new, but the field it opens is one of vast complexity, many sided interest and; of the greatest significance, both for psychology and pedagogy"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
Author have tried to do, following in the main the original text, with only such minor changes and additions as were necessary to bring the topics up to date, and adding a new chapter on moral and religious education. Characterization of the age from eight to twelve. The age also for drill, habituation, memory, work and determination. Adolescence superposed upon this stage of life, but very distinct from it. This book is very helpful for the youths. It is everything you need to learn from this book.
"Play, sports, and games constitute a more varied, far older, and more popular field. Here a very different spirit of joy and gladness rules. Artifacts often enter but can not survive unless based upon pretty purely hereditary momentum. Thus our first problem is to seek both the motor tendencies and the psychic motives bequeathed to us from the past. The view of Groos that play is practise for future adult activities is very partial, superficial, and perverse. It ignores the past where lie the keys to all play activities. True play never practises what is phyletically new; and this, industrial life often calls for.