Excerpt from Open-Air Schools This little book aims at providing in a convenient form, reliable information regarding the main principles and practices governing open-air education and treatment. It contains a full historical account of the movement and gives suggestions of a practical nature with regard to the buildings, site and equipment of an open-air school. In addition, it contains hints with regard to the care, food and sleep of the pupils, as well as the writer's own personal observations of the Toronto and New York Open-Air Schools. The Open-Air School Movement is one of the newer expressions of an awakening interest in the children of the nation. It stands as an embodiment of higher principles and more rational practices in regard to Preventive Medicine and the Science and Art of the hygiene of education. The advantages, both physical and intellectual, of Open-Air education and treatment are w being fully recognized, t only for the sick, convalescent, delicate and physically defective children of our schools, but also for all sorts and conditions of children in all ranks of society and in every class of school. Although, as yet, the movement has developed slowly in Ontario, the Open-Air School idea has spread with great rapidity throughout the cities of the United States and England. It is the hope of the writer, that this little book will be of assistance to members of the school medical service, tuberculosis officers, social service workers, and, in fact, to all who are generally interested in education. 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.