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THE OGLALA LIGHT,:
valuable as it takes little space and is easily added to from years to years: Magazine cover illustrations are invaluable as decoratons and illustrations in general lessons- Even some advertisements are very artistic and can be used to advantage in language work. Have a few good prints mounted and framed by passe partent, Hang these permanently on t.ie walls and teach the children to live and admire the best representation of each class of the pictures. Biblical his torical, animal and ''still life pictures can be made to appeal strongly to a child and to teach him love for artistic and beautiful things. So closely united are pictures and stories that one without the other is incomplete. A child sees a picture and his mind demands a story to explain it. He hears a story and his mind creates a more or less correct picture If we give him good pictures then we must give him the gems in child literature. Fairy tales seem to satisfy craving for something mysterious and wonderful. With the fairy tales combine those of adventure, history, nature, and biblical char acters. Tell a story with vim and originality, bringing out the point strongly, but let the point sink in at its leisure. Don't spoil the story by moralizing for children are quick to see a point and resent having a moral picked out and handed to them. Teach the child to love a good story and encourage him to read them himself. Let him tell or re-write what he reads or hears read. Original stories on favorite topics develope originality and strengthen composition and expression. The teacher can select such stories as will form a strong foundation on which the child can build his taste for literature in later life. Songs are merely a form of story set to music. If the musical sense is not developed early in a child's life there is danger of the sense becomming dulled and at last deadened entirely. Rhythm ii the basis of all music and is easily taught to small children. Songs cultivate the imagination, encourage sentiment, inspire reverence and excite enthusiasm. In fact music developes the esthetic, ethical and imaginative powers of the child. Singing in the school is a necessity if we reach the highest aims in education. Concert motion songs with small children overcome self conscious ness, and gratify the childish love for dramatizing and display, Games are of two general classes. (1) Educational games and (2) Recreation games. Almost any school subject can be partially s A.