Saturday, August 18, 2007
There is an article on the first American Kindergarten in this week's American Profile Magazine. The original school building in Watertown, WI contains an exhibit of many of Froebel's original teaching "gifts". Kindergartens have changed a great deal since Froebel. They've become places where academic pressures are applied and Froebel's "self-activity" and exploration seem to be forgotten.