Kindergarten Chimes A Collection of Songs and Games Composed and Arranged for Kindergartens and Primary Schools

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


This book is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket." The book is in generally clean condition. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have rubbing, bumping, wear and nicking. Both front and rear spine joints have repaired tears to the cloth. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is nicking and chipping to the bottom and foredges of the title page. Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor. Wiggin went to California to study kindergarten methods. She began to teach in San Francisco with her sister Nora assisting her, and the two were instrumental in the establishment of over 60 kindergartens for the poor in San Francisco and Oakland. She moved from California to New York, and having no kindergarten work on hand, devoted herself to literature. She sent The Story of Patsy and The Bird's Christmas Carol to Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Who accepted them at once. Besides the talent for story-telling, she was a musician, sang well, and composed settings for her poems. She was also an excellent elocutionist." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Kindergarten Chimes A Collection of Songs and Games Composed and Arranged for Kindergartens and Primary Schools

Author Name: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Categories: Music,

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Publisher: Boston, MA, Oliver Ditson Company: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A37860

Keywords: Music Kate Douglas Wiggin Kindergarten Education Preschool San Francisco, CA Music,