There’s a term for this poppycock, “presentism*”– the tendency to interpret the past in presentist terms– and it’s moronic (no offense to AoSHQ morons). The idea that one needs to go looking in crappy old children’s books to discover whatever -ism you’re looking for today… . Augh. Forget it. Not worth my time. *As I
“You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/children-bored.html More coming. Currently coffee deficient, but not currently bored.
What a delightful little book! You can borrow or read it at Internet Archive.
The overall vision for Mississippi system is to create a statewide structure that fosters the cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional well-being of children 0-8 years old, preparesing children for school, engages families in their children’s learning, and cultivates the social integration of children. How does one not see that? Fosters. Prepares. Engages. Cultivates. $10,600,000. Thanks for
Bethlehem Lullaby Long ago there was born In the City of David A sweet holy Babe, Who was Jesus our King. Angels sang at his birth, “Lullaby, peace on Earth,” Angels sang at his birth, “Lullaby, peace on Earth.” Jesus came as a child From His Father in heaven, And has shown us the way
The Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee The Lord bless thee and keep thee, The Lord make His face shine upon thee, And give thee peace. from Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries (1929)
Be Glad “This is the loving, giving time, Be glad,” the joy bells say, “Because a little Baby came To earth on Christmas Day.” An angel named the Baby King Long before His birth, And now the name of Jesus is the sweetest name on earth. from Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries
Long Ago On Bethlehem’s Hills Long ago on Bethlehem’s hills Shepherds watch were keeping Thro’ the darkness, Quiet and still, Sheep and lambs were sleeping. “Glory be to God on high,” Angel voices the message bring, “For to you is born this day Jesus who is Saviour and King.” from Worship and Conduct Songs for
And, no. I did not pay $5.98 for it. The shopping trip was right successful. Little ‘Phen will be the main beneficiary of my success, but I scored, too! First we have The Penguin Book of Limericks, E.O. Parrott, ed. Bloomsbury Books, London, 1991. 800+ limericks! The limerick is furtive and mean;You must keep her in close
This is one of several– six, I think, I have four– Every Child Should Know books. Of course, many of the stories have not passed the test of time, given the times in which we live, but they do provide a window on the past which is something. Maybe it’s the constant reminders on my
I’ve never gotten over growing up. I must’ve longed to grow up at some point, I suppose, fantasizing about unknown, illicit future pleasures as all kids do—but once I’d done it, I quickly wished I hadn’t. When I see a pair of third graders slumping home after school with backpacks and sneakers trading meaningless conversation,
HOMEMAKING A happy home is one in which all the members of the family take pleasure in sharing their experiences and their abilities. Your home may be one room, a small apartment, a modest cottage, or a large house with many rooms. Whatever the size, the happiness of the home depends upon the skill and kindliness
Teacher’s Manual for We Look Around Us, C.W. Hunnicutt and Jean D. Grambs (The L.W. Singer Company, Syracuse, 1963.) I would be TJ. And I would find a way to get that Bastard Son of a Jamaican Whore out of the picture. But that’s just me. Also– how is Pocahontas a Great American? Glad to
Independence by A.A. Milne I never did, I never did, I never did like “Now take care, dear!” I never did, I never did, I never did want “Hold-my-hand”; I never did, I never did, I never did think much of “Not up there, dear!” It’s no good saying it. They don’t understand.
No One to Wipe Your Nose by Winston Cochran Of all the lessons we must learn, The hardest one of all Is that we stay objective when Our offspring take a fall. The first impulse that seizes us Each time they stub their toes Is to run and pick them up And gently wipe their
Book of Etiquette Volume I by Lillian Eichler (1923)– and check this out! You can get an e-copy for free!
“We fancy that any real child might be more puzzled than enchanted by this stiff, overwrought story.” Review of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “Children’s Books,” 1865. “A hundred years from now it is very likely that ‘The Jumping Frog’ alone will be remembered.” Henry Peck, editor of The Bookman on Mark Twain’s works, 1901. “I’m
Blah blah blah blah Hey hey! It’s The Beatles. Within the last week, I procured and and cataloged the 2400th crappy old book in my crappy old library of crappy old books. That’s a milestone. The key word in that proclamation is “cataloged.” There’s a whole shelf back there in the store room filled with books that
… and brought her such a pretty pair of wings.” Get this: Charles Kingsley, a clergyman and a scientist, wrote a book for his own little boy which enjoyed great popularity for many years. It told the story of Tom, a poor little chimney sweep who was carried off by fairies to the world under
When I was a little girl named Beverly Bunn, I lived on a beautiful farm in the town of Yamhill in the Williamette Valley in Oregon. Because Yamhill was too small to have a library of its own, my mother arranged to have the state library send out small collections of books. … I remember