Child Classics: The Fifth Reader (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Apr 14, 2017 - 392 pages
Excerpt from Child Classics: The Fifth Reader

When a community takes upon itself the responsibility of teaching its children to read it should assume at the same time that greater re sponsibility of teaching them what to read. A series of school readers designed to teach the art of reading should therefore carry in its pages that which will train in the choice of reading.

The cultivation of. This habit should begin with the primer. From the first page the child should go to the book to get thought, not merely exercise in word calling. The succeeding books should gradually develop a high and catholic taste, and foster this taste by, establishing early the custom of reading standard books att home.

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