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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1915, GARMENT WORKERS' SPECIAL EDITION, Image 13

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HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD BABY IS
HUMAN BEING, TALK ENGLISH TO IT
13-year-old Winifred Sackville Stoner, most marvelously developed
child in the U. S., and two of her infant-pupils. This girl passed her exam
inations for college at the age of nine. She has written nine books; speaks
eight languages; sews, cooks, plays several musical instruments, and is
expert in many outdoor sports.
TOLD BY WINIFRED SACKVILLE
STONER
(Exponent of Natural Education)
Never let a baby cry!
It will cry for three chief reasons:
Because it's hungry; because it's un
comfortable, or because it wants to
be entertained.
And it is just as important to enter
tain your child as it is to keep it fed
and comfortable, if it is to amount to
anything as a grown-up!
Let me tell you how I amused my
daughter, Winifred as a baby. I
gave her brightly-colored toy bal
loons something that caught and
held attention; that stimulated cu
riosity. I tied these balloons up
where she could strike them. At first
she hit them quite accidentally; later
, she got co-ordination between desire
( and her wee muscles. It kept her
I quiet and amused.
And I talked to her, as one talks
to a human being.
Most parents, I am convinced, do
not talk enough to their kiddies dur-
ing the cradling days. At that period ,
a child's mind is just like a blank;
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