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Gifts

The gifts are intended to give the child new universal aspects of the external world, suited to a child’s development. The gifts lead to discovery and give insight.

Solids

Surfaces Seventh Gift

Lines Eighth Gift

Rings Ninth Gift

Points Tenth Gift

Occupations

The occupations furnish material for practice in certain skills, the occupations lead to to invention and give the child power.

Solids

Plastic clay, card-board work, wood-carving, etc

Surfaces

Paper-folding, paper-cutting, parquetry, painting, etc.

Lines

Interlacing, intertwining, weaving, thread games, embroidery, drawing, etc.

Points

Stringing beads, buttons, etc.; perforating, etc.

Reconstruction Peas and Sticks

This occupation enables the child to reconstruct the surface and solid synthetically from the point. It consists of softened peas or wax pellets and sharpened sticks or straws.

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