Education: Five to Ten

Arnold Gesell's best friends are children. For 20 years at Yale's Clinic of Child Development he and his associates have looked (through one-way-vision screens) and listened while unsuspecting youngsters slept, ate, talked, learned and played. They know the children better than their own parents do.

Last week white-haired Dr. Gesell, father of two, published his 22nd book, this time on children of school age.*The Child from Five to Ten (with Dr. Frances L. Hg; Harper, $4) is a composite picture of 50 children of "high average or superior" intelligence from comfortably fixed families....

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