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Edison Ideas About Children!

Thomas Edison on Ambition: One stops to progress once he is content with the present state. Being dissatisfied is the essence of progress. The American attitude is to always remain ambitious, seek every opportunity, and to create waves of change! *Edison's Views About Education: The purpose of education is to develop independent mind and the spirit of service to the local community. Education instructions which keep track of the human sage and the course of nature, are the key to promote creativity. *Edison Ideas About Children: The younger the child, the more flexible his thoughts are. Originally, every child is richly equipped with originality and creativity!



It is the education that tries to mould these children in a way that strips off all imagination, that makes school learning entirely boring! *Thomas Edison on Happiness: There are two keys for happiness. One is to think quick, to think by yourself! The Second is education! There is no better remedy than education at an early age, and teaching morally is vitally important! There is nothing more important than morals in our society!

Places Beyond Geographical Boundaries!

Edison said: "It is always important to learn from your own experiences and observations to see the real thing and learn in the field! To study geography, and the best thing to do is to visit the area yourself! "When automobiles gain popularity and people start to have interest in worlds outside their own, it will be of such an educational value to their own personal lives! Movies alike! If children acquire virtual experiences from movies, that take them to places beyond time and geographical boundaries, it will benefit the future of school education! Edison's Phonograph display at the National Historic Site! The Edison cylinders include a spoken word recording from late October 1888 entitled: "Around the World on the Phonograph", believed to be the oldest surviving recording of Thomas Edison's voice! Two of the recordings are musical: a soprano vocal piece from February 1889 titled “The Pattison Waltz!”

Historic Edison Sound Recordings!

The other a brass band selection from March 1889 titled the “Fifth Regiment March!" Thomas Edison and his contemporaries made these exhibits for the tentative expansion and promotional demonstration of the Phonograph! These cylinders are among a total of 48,000 historic Edison sound recordings preserved at Edison National Historic Site!" The field of electricity will always be something very much

closely associated in future years with the name of Thomas Alva Edison! It has been asserted somewhere that there is scarcely an electrical process or instrument of today which does not reflect in some way changes wrought by his researches. Steinmetz, who should be an authority, said Thomas Alva Edison had done more than any other man to promote the art and science of electrical engineering. In his invention of the incandescent lamp and in the perfection of means for developing and distributing electrical energy he literally brought light to the darkest places of the earth with his inventions. Thomas Alva Edison described the phonograph as his baby, but the light bulb system took centre stage!




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