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ORGANIZED PLAY AND PAGEANTRY Figure MRS. DAISY FREEMAN ASMAN Director of Child Welfare Work, Playgrounds and Pageants. COIT-ALBER MANAGEMENT Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, Illinois ANNOUNCEMENT NINA B. LAMKIN Announces MRS. DAISY FREEMAN ASMAN OF ST. LOUIS, MO. as Director of Organized Play and Pageantry Mrs. Asman studied with me for three years and after completing the course for Physical Directors and Playground Workers, she was my able assistant in the work during the third year. Mrs. Asman will bring to any Community the wonderful inspiration and the splendid enthusiasm along the lines of her work which will make the recreative life in that community strong and progressive. I most heartily recommend her and her work to you. NINA B. LAMKIN, School of Oratory and Physical Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Director of Training School for Physical Directors and Playground Workers. The Girls' and Boys' Play Association Copyrighted Sept., 1912, by Nina B. and Grace M. Lamkin. Mrs. Asman will organize her boys and girls into The Boys & Girls Play Association of America. Nearly five thousand boys and girls over the country already belong to this organization. It can be carried on in the community during the year and it tends to keep alive and growing the real wholesome play spirit in community recreations. OUR MOTTO—Play OUR OBJECT —To help to build up in our community the best forms of recreation which shall reach all the Girls and Boys. —To work for a public playground. —To ask the School Board to give us teachers who can help us in our playground play. OUR CREED —We believe in good play. —We love the out-of-doors. —We believe in fair contest, honorable victory, kindness, courtesy, self-government and good citizenship. —We believe in strong bodies and strong minds. —In kindness and courtesy. —In every one from the rank and file taking part in our sports. —We believe in the athletics that develop the best spirit in competition and in citizenship. —We believe in our friends—the trees, the flowers, and the animals, and in their protection and preservation. —We believe in those whom we have placed in office and we shall be loyal to them, believing that they will be faithful to the trust we have placed in them. —We believe that we can help each other and in doing this, help the big world that needs us. —Copyrighted—September, 1912. Organized Play in Groups For all ages from 4 to 15 years: 1. Boys and girls, 4 to 7 years old, in rhythms, story plays, singing games and free play games. 2. Boys and girls, 8 to 11 years old, in folk games, mass games, competitive games, simple athletics. 3. Girls, 12 to 15 years old, in posture work, folk dances of the nations, aesthetic dances, team games, such as volley ball, corner ball, captain ball, etc. 4. Boys, 12 to 15 years old, in team games, competitive athletics, such as: 50-yard dash, 100-yard dash, throwing base ball, broad jump, etc. Comments The play festival on the campus of the Arkadelphia High School last night surpassed in splendor and magnitude anything of the kind ever attempted here. Every grade of the City Schools from Kindergarten to High School participated. The success of this program was due to Mrs. Asman and her wonderful ability. Arkadelphia, Ark. Through her unbounded enthusiasm and energy, her ability for sustained effort and her personality, she proved herself efficient in handling large groups and in producing finished work. A. E. PHILLIPS, Supt. Arkadelphia, Ark. The best thing of the kind I have seen anywhere. A Faculty Member of Henderson Brown College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The event of the year in Jerseyville was the Home Coming, August 5th. The star attraction was the Pageant presented on the last day under the direction of Mrs. Asman of St. Louis. Mrs. Asman knows how to handle people. She is deserving of the highest praise. J. W. BECKER, County Supt., Jerseyville, Ill. We have never seen anything that compared with the Festival. We can never tell you how grateful we are to you. We hope you will come again. FRANCES TURRENTINE, Public Schools of Arkadelphia, Ark. Everyone was delighted with the wonderful pageant. Your work pleased everyone. Attica, Indiana. Pageantry The boys and girls end their week with a pageant full of suggestive features for their community programs. This may be a Play Festival, A Flower Pageant, or A Pageant with Historical Setting. Some Features Grand Pageant March. Folk and symbolic dances. Sports and athletics of different periods. Dramatization of stories, etc. Figure Plan of the Work The plan for these days with the boys and girls of your community is to give them as much material as possible for the home and school playground and to find group leaders who can be of value in carrying out the plans later on. The games develop kindness, courtesy, fair play, good comradeship and wholesome competition. The work is graded to fit different age groups. The mothers, fathers and teachers of the community are urged to be with us and observe and help us in our play. Form of Government The form of Government in this Association is in the hands of the boys and girls with these officers: Captain Captain of Athletics Trumpeter Warder of the Woods Recorder of Honors Captain of Sunset Sports Honors will be given for good work and the right kind of victory. Our Field is in God's out of doors, Our plan to help you find it; And love the sport it offers you, And grow in strength and kindness.
|Title||Organized play and pageantry|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Child welfare|
|Personal Name Subject||Asman, Daisy Freeman|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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