Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel (Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel)

Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel

Educator. Creator of the Kindergarten System. In 1837 he founded the Play and Activity Institute in Bad Blankenburg, Germany,  changing its name to the Kindergarten (“Children’s Garden”) in 1840.  Froebel was one of the first to use systematized play as a method to stimulate learning among the very young. (bio by: Tom Denardo)

Born

  • April, 21, 1782

Died

  • June, 06, 1852

Cemetery

  • Friedhof Schweina
  • Thüringen
  • Germany

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