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Individual Differences among Preschool Children: Four-Year-Olds


by Minnie Perrin Berson 1962

The essential attribute of four-year-olds, particularly relevant to parents and teachers, is the distinctive capacity of these children to plunge into developmental adventures: motor, emotional, social, and intellectual. This eagerness to master and control one's body, to broaden social horizons, to bring feelings under control, and to express thoughts and ardently pursue intellectual interests offers parents and teachers of four-year-olds a rare opportunity to accept, support, and nurture human individuality in one of its most transparent forms. The educational potential which this attribute releases constitutes the theme of this chapter.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 61, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 9, 1962, p. 112-125
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19802, Date Accessed: 8/21/2017 9:31:43 PM

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    MINNIE PERRIN BERSON has been a public school teacher and administrator in schools in Michigan.
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