Item #17567 Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]. Friedrich. Gifts Froebel.
Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]
Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]
Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]
Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]
Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]

Kindergarten Work. [Sample album of Froebel Gifts twelve, thirteen, and fourteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, and paper-weaving.]

[ n.p., probably New England: n.d., ca. 1900 ]. Friedrich Froebel (1782 - 1852), early childhood education pioneer who coined the term “kindergarten,” developed his Gifts between about 1830 and 1850. These twenty activities, which varied in complexity, were intended for young children to preteens. Many of the Gifts could be fashioned through materials available at home or in any classroom, but publishers like Milton Bradley also distributed the materials for the Gifts in kits for parents and teachers. Through the Gifts, educators were able to use the concept of “learning through play” to teach students abstract reasoning, problem-solving, other skills that would prepare them for a lifetime of creativity and independent thinking. With fifty-one pages of Froebel Gift samples: twenty pages of paper-cutting samples, eleven pages of paper-weaving, and twenty pages of embroidery samples (done with yarn on perforated cards). Adhesive marks on one page indicating that a paper weaving sample has fallen out. A clean, attractive example of a unique Froebel Gift album. Very good. Publisher’s black cloth album titled in gilt (“Kindergarten Work”). Fore-edge tie ribbon mostly detached. Accordion bound heavy card leaves with cloth strips joining each leaf. 11 x 9 in. [60] pp. Item #17567

Froebel Gifts twelve (sewing/embroidery), thirteen (paper-cutting), and fourteen (paper-weaving) represent an increase in difficulty as well as an increase in the aesthetic value of the finished products. Froebel valued beauty and artistry in learning, and the later Gifts encourage students to pay greater attention to color, design, and craft. These more advanced gifts, as well as gift eighteen (paper-folding) have been particularly influential to figures like Frank Lloyd Wright and Kandinsky, as well as book artists like Claire Van Vliet, Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen.

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