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Learning through play the Froebel way


16/11/2018 10:00






About this event

This event is now fully booked however will be running again on 22nd February and 26th April next year.

Friedrich Froebel was a pioneer of early childhood education, and created the first kindergarten in 1837. His theory that ‘play is the highest expression of childhood development; it alone is the free expression of a child’s soul’ has been applied within early years establishments across the globe.

This workshop with the acclaimed Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh explores practical ways to put Froebel’s theories into action in your own setting.

Key learning:

Learn practical ways to meet children’s needs in the following areas identified by Froebel:

  • Physical activity
  • Sensory awareness
  • Creative expression
  • Exploration of ideas
  • The experience of living among others.

Facilitator bio

At the Cowgate Under 5's, we pride ourselves on our approach to children's learning. The Centre is run with a strong, Froebelian influence, where the belief is that, through engaging with the world, understanding unfolds. Hence the significance of play - it is both a creative activity and through it children become aware of their place in the world.

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