chapter  6
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The Creative Impulse in Children

The child's life between birth and coming of age may be divided into three periods, each of seven years. The first period is comparatively unified: the child is chiefly occupied with building a sound body. Therefore we will find his creative impulse dealing largely with the sensory and muscular activities relating to play. But if we examine the process carefully, we will find the germ of the image-making faculty, even in his earliest efforts.