Nursery World Awards 2012 winner!
This stimulating book brings together contributions from distinguished practitioners, who demonstrate how they have used educational methods advocated by Froebel in contemporary settings. Stressing the importance of outdoor play, they explore the Froebelian principles of:
- Learning through firsthand experience
- Parent partnership and community in early childhood
- Practitioners supporting children's interests and learning
- Finger rhymes and action songs
- The garden and forests
- Wooden blockplay
- Use of clay, paint, junk modelling, construction kits
The book emphasises how learning and the application of knowledge become possible through play. It contrasts the Froebel approach with the methods such as Montessori, Steiner and recent approaches to play such as post-Modern 'playfulness'. This book is relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Early Childhood Education, as well as students following QTS and EYPS, PGCE, CPD and BEd courses.
Tina Bruce CBE is an Honorary Visiting Professor in Early Childhood at the University of Roehampton.
Professor Tina Bruce CBE is an Honorary Visiting Professor in Early Childhood at the University of Roehampton.
The Whole Child - Tina Bruce Family, Community and the Wider World - Tina Bruce The Changing of the Seasons in the Child Garden - Stella Brown Adventurous and Challenging Play Outdoors - Helen Tovey Offering Children First Hand Experiences through Forest School: Relating to and Learning about Nature - Lynn McNair The Time-Honoured Froebelian Tradition of Learning out of Doors - Jane Read Family Songs in the Froebelian Tradition - Maureen Baker The Importance of Hand and Finger Rhymes: A Froebelian Approach to Early Literacy - Jenny Spratt Froebel's Mother Songs Today - Marjorie Ouvry Gifts and Occupations: Froebel's Gifts (Wooden Block Play) and Occupations (Construction and Workshop Experiences) Today - Jane Whinnett Froebelian Methods in the Modern World: A Case of Cooking - Chris McCormick Bringing together Froebelian Principles and Practices - Tina Bruce