Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice
By Helen Tovey
Series Editor: Sandy Green
Routledge – 2013 – 144 pages
This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides:
These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children.
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 book includes:
This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Froebel approach can bring to their practice and children.
1. An Introduction to a Froebelian Approach; 2. Friedrich Froebel, his life and ideas; 3. An environment for living and learning; 4. Resources and how they are used; 5. A Froebelian approach to play and learning; 6. The garden and play outdoors; 7. The wider world of people and places; 8. Blockplay; 9. Movement, song, rhythm and rhyme; 10. Roles and Relationships, the key roles of the adult
Helen Tovey is Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton, London. She is a Froebel-trained nursery teacher, a former headteacher and a Trustee of the National Froebel Foundation. Helen is recognised nationally as an authority on the development of outdoor environments and has published widely.