Friedrich Froebel

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Friedrich Froebel

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"Children are like tiny flowers: They are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers." - Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852)

Froebel's kindergarten was designed to meet each child's need for:

singing and dancing for healthy activity

Friedrich Froebel

creative expression

the development of sensory awareness & physical dexterity

exploration of ideas and concepts

the experience of living among others

satisfaction of the soul

Froebel's most important contributions to education included the classroom, symbolically viewed as an extension of a thriving garden. Furthermore, he believed in, and encouraged young, children to learn through hands-on activities.

Founder of the First Kindergarten

Froebel's approach to education was known as "self-activity." This idea allows the child to be led by his own interests and to freely explore them. The teacher's role is to be a facilitator.

ReferencesIFS: The International Froebel Society. Retrieved October 8, 2016, from http://www.ifsfroebel.com/L. (2014). Friedrich Froebel. Retrieved October 10, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev3l98XYKLYPioneers In Our Field: Friedrich Froebel - Founder of the First Kindergarten | Scholastic.com. Retrieved October 9, 2016, from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/pioneers-our-field-friedrich-froebel-founder-first-kindergartenWatson, B. (n.d.). Friedrich Froebel created Kindergarten and designed the Froebel Gifts and Blocks. Retrieved October 9, 2016, from http://www.froebelweb.org/


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