Education: Gruesome Tales for Children

How children take World War II—and how parents should take war-excited children—is the subject of a study by Edna Dean Baker, president of the National College of Education (teacher-training) at Evanston, Ill. Findings:

> Four-and five-year-olds bit their bread into the shape of guns and played war at table, started bombing games whenever they got their hands on toy boats or planes, invariably became shrill and tense when they played at war. One child, during a game with blocks, proposed: "Let's give this lumber to the Germans so they won't bomb us." Another, defying his mother, exclaimed: "I am Hitler."

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