Book Reviews
May 1947

The Child From Five to Ten.

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By Arnold Gesell, M.D., and Frances L. Ilg, M.D., in collaboration with Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D., and Glenna E. Bullis. Price $4. Pp. 475, with illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(5):640-641. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020400111015

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Dr Gesell and Dr. Ilg, with their collaborators, have written a monograph on the development of children from 5 to 10 years of age, which carries on their work with younger children into the school years. It therefore extends their observations on the development of children through half of the span of growth.

Part 1 is concerned with the picture of the entire cycle of development with emphasis on mental growth and the effect of environment on it, particularly that of parents and teachers.

Part 2 gives first a series of cross sectional studies of children from 4 weeks to 4 years of age. This is followed by studies of each of the years from 5 to 10. In each chapter the authors describe their behavior "profile" of the child, followed by a picture of individual traits at each age listed under ten headings: motor characteristics, personal hygiene, emotional expression,

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