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Froebel Gifts Instructional Video

Observe experienced Froebel teachers working with children during this day-long teacher-training event from 2017.

Friedrich Froebel — Inventor of Kindergarten

Friedrich August Wilhelm Froebel (1782-1852)

Friedrich Froebel revolutionized education by developing the first widely accepted method for early childhood education. His Kindergarten was intended as a prepared environment in which children were nurtured by parents and teachers as gardeners of the child's potential. Over the last 150 years there has been a great deal of misuse and misunderstanding of his original intention.

This site is a resource for those who wish to understand the core ideas of Froebel's Kindergarten and how to apply them to homeschool or early childhood environments.

Wiltheis Kindergarten in Seattle, WA