Wood is of the opinion that in our kindergarten systems we should eliminate as much as possible all that part which demands a close application of the eyes for near work, such as drawing, sewing, embossing, perforated cardwork, etc. The eyes of the kindergartners should be tested by a competent person regularly.
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