The Education of Children Under Seven
By Mary Sturt
Routledge – 2012 – 268 pages
This book does not cover the whole field of Infants’ Teaching but is concerned mainly with general principles and matters which are open to the non-specialist. Some technical subjects such as Physical Education have been omitted but nonetheless the volume provides a thorough (if somewhat dated) introduction to early years education in the first half of the twentieth century.
Introduction. Part 1 1 The Nursery. 2 Nursery Schools and Classes 3 Infant Schools 4 Premises and Equipment 5 Organisation Part 2 Introduction 6 Hygiene and Social Training 7 Words as Communication 8 Words as Things 9 Aesthetic Education 10 Projects 11 Reading and Writing 12 Number 13 General Knowledge 14 Moral Training 15 Play Index.