Friedrich Froebel's Pedagogics of the Kindergarten

Friedrich Froebel's Pedagogics of the Kindergarten

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...It was also stated that the plays are in themselves a whole, and, indeed, a whole the parts of which develop from one another, and their spirit is felt and recognized as a spirit of union and singleness of purpose. So also is the development of the child himself felt and perceived, and therefore striven for by himself as well as by his observant nurse, as a whole constantly unfolding from itself; hence it receives further nurture. Yet these playthings, or rather the comprehension of the play and playing of the child as a great living whole dependent upon Nature and life in all relations, show also a different quality. They show, namely, that they continue to unfold in the progressive course of the development and education of the child in a logical sequence; and yet, as it were in harmony with the growth of the child, and unfold themselves anew and generate new things from themselves in their use, in their application, and in a manner suited to the course and the then existing stage of the child's development. Let us now in this connection stop here at the first, the simplest of the playthings, at the ball. As the strength of the child develops, the use of the ball becomes more varied, certainly freer, and I might say more personal. So as, for example, the child in the beginning merely lets the ball roll from the box on the table and fall back into the box; then next he lets the ball run back from the cup into the box; from the box again into the cup, and lets it roll round in the cup (both of these acts are frequently repeated actual facts of the first child life and child play), so will the child also very soon--as soon as he has perceived that he can hollow his little hands like a cup--let the little ball run from one hand into the other, ( more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 185.42 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649878X
  • 9781236498786