The lessons contained in this set of books are products of experience in the schoolroom. They go forth in the hope of rendering some service to teachers and to children alike.
Throughout the work, the children’s point of view has been kept in mind as well as the teacher’s; First of all, they should be a book which children like to read. Every lesson centers about something in which children are interested. All teachers know that the labor of teaching is lessened when the interest of the pupils is assured.
The name of the Series testifies to another aim of the book,—to lead to a love of literature. Many of the stories and poems herein contained will be found again and again by the children in the world’s best books. A taste for good things, developed now, will lead the pupils to demand good things when free to choose.
Reading enables us to see with the keenest eyes, and listen to the sweetest voices all time. The pupils are to be well-trained through reading these carefully selected readers.