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In this connection it must be said that manual play should be given superior rating in the play of children or men; indeed, many men find in manual play (puttering with tools and materials) their richest or only source of rest and recreation. Manual play seems to us, nevertheless, to have its place in the home, formalized-school and small or meagerly-equipped playground, and not in the large, generously-equipped public playground where general, rather than highly specialized instruction and leadership must be the order in the interest both of economy and efficiency...

ex South Park Commissioners (Chicago, Illinois), Report for a Period of Twelve Months from March 1, 1911, to February 29, 1912, inclusive (1912) : 31

19 February 2022