A new documentary film project recently launched on Kickstarter. Beginning on Froebel’s April 21st birthday and ending just before the anniversary of his death on June 21st, the project seeks to tell the story of Froebel Kindergarten in America from Froebel’s death in 1852 until modern day. New interviews are being conducted and the length of the film will be determined by the amount of funding received.
Norman Brosterman‘s 2013 Kickstarter was successfully funded and his influential book, Inventing Kindergarten is now back in print. This revised edition is the same great introduction to Froebel’s legacy and influence on modern art and architecture. The 2014 edition is available for at $39.95 at Amazon.com or from Red Hen Toys.
A new video on Froebel Gift 2 using audio interviews conducted at the 2010 Froebel USA conference in Grand Rapids, MI by Aurélien Froment. Norman Brosterman and Scott Bultman share insights about the history, philosophy, and techniques of the most misunderstood of Froebel’s Gifts. Special thanks to Tiffeni Goesel, Andrea Goetz, Finella Scholtz, and Pierce Wilson.
Norman Brosterman’s 1997 book Inventing Kindergarten has been out-of-print since 2006. For limited time you can support the Inventing Kindergarten Kickstarter project and secure a copy (and other rewards) while helping bring back the most beautifully illustrated book ever written on the subject of Froebel’s Kindergarten. Please spread the word to those interested in early childhood, modern art and architecture, design education or history.