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28 WHAT SHALL THE CHILDREN READ ?
Sense "The Of Children , The ' Word !" *...
. in th grou terest em p for of to children Sunday the story , reading sa of tia Josep ted , lis wi h ten th t with he h t i , al rap bre es t thren atten magazines t simp ion l read g keen iven to
them in the words of the Scripture narrative itself , . y of Parents their children "watch ' ten s bodil derly and cons anxiousl titution y over providing the - develo them pmen with
wholesome foodand guarding y against , everything that might hurt or weaken , their Whwill thnot
exercise a like supervision young over powers the formation . y of their ey children ' s alimen minds , t that tead comes of allowing in their them t o devour comfort every ing themselves kind of literary with
the belief thatbecause the lit way tle one cannot analyse its compo-Two nent or par three ts , ther , efore s such uggest irregular themselves diet will as to do the him manner no harm in .
which this timel ways y watch may be effected . The most obvious method of supervision isthat the parents should themselves
read children , or ' s t hands any ra . te All examine have , , no th t leisure books t for hat the are first placed bu t their every
- " Where able ther may this t ing o jud so is the ge impossible children wha glance t will t , t much t be t he its general freel may effect B bearing e on the done her books of child y a , t t ale ' p s aren , mind read as t t o s .
discussing encourag with them the characters introduced y , and the good , or bad results of the actions therein describedA child will
in and this the way habi , soon t of t learn alkin to a form ll over princi with p les of con t duc s . w t for himself eck that ; ,
_careless devouring of boo g ks , which children paren call reading . literary We have taste hear of the d of anoth — where happy the mother thod f herself or formin is accus g the
young men tomed t , weaving from time skilfull to time in , t to o her draw narra up stories tive the for litt their le inciden amuse ts
-, y t of ion t h wh training children ich they them ' s are dail to f y love life iliar the ; and in true th thus e and winning , b reject y clot gar the hin b g unreal of the ima . scenes
ginaf orm I judicious n , some tion o one f in their fl uence oth lit erary over of th taste t heir ways . children Only , all paren let ' s read the ts i may ng fathers and exercise and the
mothers do their part , and who shall estimate the result ? me ss Take age to this every child paren and t , nurse throug it h for the me hel , " p is less the crie Great s of Father infancy ' s .
For me—not for the world—not for thyself . Cherish that bra littl ve e feeble work body for me —those and for tender limbs : ; train they that are destined soulwith to all do
its intellectual capacities , to searc my poor h for and discern tru , th ; they that will have immortal their ' sp full irit development early to stretch in my its king wings dom and of soar light heaven : teach
-. ward _strange with when the I dawn call it of home morning ! —so shall the way be no longer M . G .
28 What Shall The Children Read ?
28 WHAT SHALL THE CHILDREN READ ?
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), March 1, 1864, page 28, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01031864/page/28/