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Froebel, Friedrich Line breaks: Fried|rich Froe|bel
Pronunciation: /ˈfrəʊb(ə)l/
/ˈfrəːb(ə)l/ /ˈfrøːbl/

Definition of Froebel, Friedrich in English:

(1782–1852), German educationist and founder of the kindergarten system; full name Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel. Believing that play materials, practical occupations, and songs are needed to develop a child’s real nature, he opened a school for young children in 1837.


Pronunciation: /frəʊˈbiːlɪən/ /frəːˈbiːlɪən/
Example sentences
  • He also stressed the need for staff working with infants and kindergarten students to be trained in Froebelian methods.
  • Entertainment at the event will be provided by the Horsforth Leeds City Band, the Froebelian School Choir and the Horsforth Choral Society.
  • Preschool problems were solved according to the Froebelian concept of preschool education and the experience of the teachers.
Example sentences
  • The purest form of Froebelism suggested a school which devoted its whole curriculum to the encouragement of self-expression through play and related activities.
  • There exists a healthy sense of Froebelism, where the simple pleasures of creation are paramount and the exploration of what is creative cannot be confused with naivety.
  • The great propagandist of Froebelism, the baroness drew the attention of the French to the kindergarten from the year 1855.
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