Category Archives: Parents’ Review Articles

Children are worthy of the best- that’s not elitism

“I believe the unique difference in this method of learning over all others is that Literature weaves a Golden Thread through all the subjects taught. Enthusiasm for Good Books is the Main Theme.   Whatever fault there may be in the Parents’ Union it is certainly not lack of enthusiasm. This enthusiasm springs from contact […]

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Random Excerpts from Parents’ Review Magazines

Random notes from perusing hard copies I once had in my possession: I’m finding myself very interested in Mrs. Steinthal- the Aunt Mai in the children’s section and one of the names Miss Mason lists as being involved from the beginning. I found this in the preface of vol. 6-This is how the late Mrs. […]

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Toys and Play, CM Style

Here are some excerpts from several Parents’ Review* articles about toys and children’s play and playthings: “Do we mothers sufficiently realise the importance of our children’s play, in the unconscious training and developing of certain moral qualities and powers, far more than they can be by any mere words of ours on the subject; what […]

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On the Teaching of Poetry, Part 4

The first part is here. Part Two is here. Part Three is here. Below is part four. On the Teaching of Poetryby Mary A. WoodsHeadmistress of The Clifton High SchoolPage 111 of Volume 2 of the Parents’ Review, 1891/92 (3) If possible, let children recite together, keeping time and tune, and reproducing in concert the […]

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Poetry, Part 3, by Mary Woodis

The first part is here. Part Two is here.  Below is the third part of: On the Teaching of Poetryby Mary A. WoodsHeadmistress of The Clifton High SchoolPage 111 of Volume 2 of the Parents’ Review, 1891/92(1)  Trust the child’s instinct.  Let him learn what satisfies his ear, and don’t be troubled if his taste […]

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