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What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes   By: (1879-1958)

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WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW?

[Illustration: A PUEBLO SETTLEMENT ( Frontispiece )]

WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW?

Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

A BOOK OF SUGGESTIONS FOR CHILDREN'S GAMES AND EMPLOYMENTS

BY

DOROTHY CANFIELD AND OTHERS

NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1907, by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY October , 1907 All rights reserved

PREFACE

This book has been made in the hope that the question which forms its title, "What shall we do now?" may come to be put less frequently. It is so easy for children to ask it, so hard for grown up persons with many other matters to think about to reply to it satisfactorily.

In the following pages, which have something to say concerning most of the situations in which children find themselves, at home or in the country, out of doors or in, alone or in company, a variety of answers will be found. No subject can be said to be exhausted; but the book is perhaps large enough. Everything which it contains has been indexed so clearly that a reader ought to be able to find what he wants in a moment. Moreover, by way both of supplying any deficiencies and of giving each copy of the book a personal character, an appendix of blank and numbered leaves (with a few spaces in the index) has been added, in which the owner may record such omitted games and employments as he has found good.

There are, of course, many fortunate girls and boys who do not require any help whatever, who always know what to do now, and do it. For them some sections of this book may have little value. It is for that greater number of less resourceful children who whenever time is before them really are in need of counsel and hints, that it has been prepared.

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A Pueblo Settlement Frontispiece

FACING PAGE Outdoor Games for Girls 128 Outdoor Games for Boys 138 Playing Alone 184 In the Country 202 The Library and Furniture from "The House that Glue Built" 244 A Dutch House 264 An Esquimau Sled 266 Indian Costumes 266 Pets 338 Reading 368

ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT

PAGE A Trussed Fowl 37 Five Dots 48 Outlines 49 Drawing Tricks 51 Picture Writing 52 53 The Last Man Surveying the Ruins of the Crystal Palace 56 Patience Card 76 The Dancing Dwarf 106 Bean Bag Board 114 ... Continue reading book >>




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