chapter  11
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Physical Education

In Pestalozzi's system of total education the development of the body had great importance. The aim of gymnastic exercises 'is to bring back the body of the child into the full unity and harmony with his intellect and heart which originally existed'. 1 Only if a child developed his mental, moral, and physical capacities simultaneously could he reach the summit of his powers, for not only were the three capacities of importance in themselves, but also each stimulated arid guided the experiences of the other two.