Learning through play the Froebel way
About this event
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.
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.
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.