The Department of Illustration

froebel’s gifts

Posted in Children's by The Department of Illustration on March 20, 2009

froebel“The legendary Froebel Gifts, the educational materials developed for Friedrich Froebel’s original kindergarten in 1837, are perhaps the world’s most intricately conceived playthings. The Froebel Gifts appear deceptively simple but they represent a sophisticated approach to child development. Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, and many other notable architects and artists were educated with the Froebel Gifts.”

the earliest educational toys, each gift was presented to the child at a key developmental stage and encourages visual problem solving and awareness of mathematical concepts through play.


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  1. Su said, on July 5, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for sharing the information on gifts. It is really nice. Keep it up the good work. Happy Blogging.

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