April 4, 1931

The Pre-School Child and His Posture: A Program of Corrective Exercises Through Games.

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By Frank Howard Richardson, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P., and Winifred Johnson Hearn, B.S., Instructor in Physical Gymnastics, Brooklyn Visiting Nurses Association. With a foreword by Jesse Feiring Williams, M.D., Professor of Physical Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 220, with 41 illustrations. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(14):1173. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720400071042

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Whenever a therapeutic procedure for children requires active participation by the child in the application of the treatment, ways and means of holding the child's interest are required. This is especially true with regard to corrective exercises. Children evince little interest in the ordinary setting-up exercises. For the correction of flat feet, spinal curvatures and muscular weakness, and in the treatment of paralyses, exercises are indispensable. In this book are presented procedures for correcting motor and bony defects in children of preschool age. The first portion of the book deals with general suggestions concerning faulty posture in the preschool child and a comparison of the old and new methods for correcting the defects. The second and third parts present the actual methods to be employed. Various postural games are described and the place of music and dancing in the corrective program is discussed. The physical educator and others who are

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