How to Plan a Froebel Education
"My children will not be schooled, they will be developed." ~ Froebel
In a true Froebelian fashion we must bring into unity all that has been written. Whether you are planning on attending courses taught by Ms. Goesel out of curiosity, to incorporate them into your existing school or home school program or as a historian; the importance is that you are here. Romantic Victorians often thought Froebel was looking down from heaven and smiling at whomever continued his work. Let us give in to that warm fuzzy feeling.
Planning a Froebel education consists of unifying all the Mother Plays, Gifts, Occupations, Movement Games, Gardening and Festivals into one well-rounded education for children from two to thirteen and beyond. Each educational stages needs to be addresses; from babyhood of three months to two years, to the three to seven year old kindergarten, to the eight to ten year old Connecting School and the eleven to thirteen year old Academy.
Ms. Goesel is available to visit your school, group, or location to advice on the planning, organizing, gathering families, hiring and training teachers, purchasing supplies and finding the ideal location. Please contact her for further information.
"Never forget that the essential business of the school is not so much to teach and to communicate a variety and multiplicity of things, as it is to give prominence to the ever-living unity that is in all things." Quoted from: The Froebel Yearbook By: Fannie Chapman, Jan. 10th.