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date: 16 June 2019


The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

The name given by Friedrich *Froebel to an infants’ school established by him at Bad Blankenburg in 1837, and afterwards used round the world for similar institutions. Froebel believed that early childhood is a time for learning through play, and he called his model school a ‘child garden’ because he wanted the children to develop naturally like plants in a garden. Among pioneers of the kindergarten movement in America was ... ...

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