Frobel's heartfelt cry of the need of training every child's natural activity if he would be harmoniously developed gave a new meaning to manual work. Psychologists studying the development of the brain, found that a complete education included training in action, as well as in thought. Gradually the entire attitude toward the training of the hand changed, as more study was given to its proper function in the school, and manual training is now felt to be as necessary in education as any academic study. The modern curriculum gives the opportunity to use the hand, will and mind together. A desire to be of service in the world comes naturally as the means for such helpfulness are increased, but the teacher has it in her power to develop higher ideals of social usefulness in each student. Sewing is one phase of manual training; it comes, or it should come, close to the interests of childhood and it offers innumerable ways by which a child may be of assistance in the home and in the school.