Chapter 28 – Imagination

Chapter 28 – Imagination

IMAGINATION Queequeg was a native of Kokovoko, an island far away to the west and south. It is not on any map, true places never are. -Herman Melville Children seem to be afire with this wonderful faculty. Where would any of us be without it? Everything invented by...
Chapter 27 – Always Underfoot

Chapter 27 – Always Underfoot

ALWAYS UNDERFOOT When the new child comes into our lives we immediately adore it but we soon find that it is not an unmixed blessing. It interferes with our orderly lives. It cries in the middle of the night, it is messy and smelly. Most of all, it wants to be always...
Chapter 26 – Tell me a Story!

Chapter 26 – Tell me a Story!

TELL ME A STORY! You hear this from every child who can talk. You answer, “Once upon a time….” The fascination never leaves, no matter how old we are. Children listen with rapt attention from the age of six months. Telling it is better than reading...
Chapter 25 – The Sense of Beauty

Chapter 25 – The Sense of Beauty

THE SENSE OF BEAUTY It does not require deep logic to appreciate beauty. The mentality of children is well suited to it, and adults have no greater sense of beauty than they do. In fact, it is an area of life where true sharing is possible. Children at a very early...
Chapter 24 – The Tumultuous Teens

Chapter 24 – The Tumultuous Teens

THE TUMULTUOUS TEENS There is probably no age more completely understood than this one, even though every adult can vividly remember it. There is no age more important in laying the foundation for life. It is an exciting time in which to live, a painful time as well....