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Frustrating Fours and Fascinating Fives

Canada, 1952 (MIFF 1955, The Family Circle)

A study of the behaviour of four and five-year-old children at home and at nursery school, presenting typical examples of the actions of a child at these ages. Shows the vacilation between infantile helplessness and vigorous self-assertion at four, and the development of independence and the beginnings of co-operation at five.

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