Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young children’s learning?
Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice looks at the founder of the kindergarten and his profound influence on provision and practice for young children today. The Froebelian approach is not a method but includes distinctive principles which shape and guide practice.
This new edition has been fully updated in line with the revised EYFS and includes:
With examples of innovative practice and ideas for reflection, this convenient guide will help practitioners and students fully understand what the Froebel approach can offer their setting and children.
1. An introduction to a Froebelian approach. 2. Friedrich Froebel, his life and his ideas. 3. A Froebelian approach to play and learning. 4. An environment for living and learning. 5. Resources and how they are used. 6. The nursery garden and play outdoors. 7. The wider world of people and places. 8. Block play. 9. Movement, song, rhythm and rhyme. 10. Adult roles and relationships. Appendix 1: Key principles underpinning a Froebelian approach Appendix 2: Further information about Froebel and a Froebelian approach
This accessible series introduces some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how aspects of them could be incorporated into your setting.
Each book provides: