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The Modern Child and Toys

By Margaret Lowenfeld Toys are to a child what a grown-up is represented by his power of speech, his pen, pencil and typewriter, his motor car, his bicycle, his power of acting, co...

Control of Heart Disease in Childhood

By Margaret Lowenfeld One of the most serious issues presented to practical medicine today is the problem of cardiac disease in the young. By the estimate of Dr. Carey Coombs the ...

The Age of Danger and Delight

By Margaret Lowenfeld The second stage in development, that which comes between infancy and school years, is the period in life when sensations are at their keenest and emotions at...

The Nature of the Primary System

By Margaret Lowenfeld For the past twenty years, we have been studying children by methods the aim of which was to enable the children to talk, as it were, without the use of langu...

The Sensitive Child

By Margaret Lowenfeld One of the profound discoveries of modern life is the dependence of temperament upon bodily structure. For long it has been accepted that certain bodily build...

Children in English Culture

By Margaret Lowenfeld To form a relevant pattern, observations concerning a culture must emanate from a fixed standpoint whose general orientation is already known and against whic...

Parents and Children

By Margaret Lowenfeld Quite a number of people are now beginning to realize that the question of emotional development lies somewhere near the real reason of the failure in educati...

History of the Clinic

By Margaret Lowenfeld The Clinic was opened by Dr Margaret Lowenfeld on 25th October, 1928, 1’n rooms on the ground floor in the house owned by the North Kensington WomenR...

World Created from Toys in a Sand Tray

By Margaret Lowenfeld What you see in this case has never been displayed before. This treasure from a museum collection tells a story that hasn’t been told until now. But whi...

Understanding the Child

By Margaret Lowenfeld Behind every child’s failure lies the failure of a parent and one of the most frequent causes of this tragedy is the gulf of misunderstanding between the ch...

Irrational Fears

By Margaret Lowenfeld Everyone feels afraid sometimes, for fear is a valuable part of human life; fear of accidents leads to caution in traffic- fear of fire to care with gas taps....

Group Play Therapy

By Margaret Lowenfeld There is the diagnostic play group, in which the behavior of children at play both in regard to each other and their relation to material is observed, and the...

Margaret Lowenfeld Day Conference

By Margaret Lowenfeld There is a spectrum of interest in play. An outer world there are outcome measures. Competence Coping Competence is domain specific. Capacity for effective ...

Helping the Child to Understand

By Margaret Lowenfeld In helping the child to understand, there are three points to bear in mind. A child comes into a world which is for his purposes peopled with three forces: ď¬...

The Future of Preventive Psychology

By Margaret Lowenfeld Modern clinical psychology urges the importance for the child’s whole emotional future of the attitude of the mother to him during the time of breast or bot...

Behaviour Problems in the Nursery

By Margaret Lowenfeld Every mother and every children’s nurse who wishes to handle her children wisely is faced with the same problem: how to combine sympathy and freedom with di...

The Design of Nursery Schools Today

By Margaret Lowenfeld The 1944 Education Act, for the first time in English history, accepts the idea that it is the child that matters, and that schools and curricula should accor...

Topical Problems of Psychotherapy

By Margaret Lowenfeld The technical psychotherapeutic procedure called “The World Technique” arose gradually through direct psychotherapeutic work with children, in London. It ...
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