Excerpt from Games and Exercises for Mental Defectives THE training possible with feeble-minded children ranges from that which will enable them to cat a little less like an animal and make kwn their physical wants - in the case of idiots - up to considerable efficiency in certain lines of manual and industrial work, for the morons. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic as formal studies are of but little value - only a small percentage of the very highest grades ever attaining eugh efficiency to make use of them after instruction ceases. Defectives of all grades lack energy and initiative. They do t therefore, of their own accord, develop the physical coordinations that rmal children do. Accordingly they must be exercised along these lines if they are to attain to the highest of their limited capacity. Not having the judgment and foresight, the ambition, of rmal children, special efforts must be put forward to hold their interest while exercises for coordination are being given. The most natural way to accomplish this is through the medium of games. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.