Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Froebel in Norway...

Norway, it seems is full of surprises. We said our good byes the day before yesterday to three friends who were taking the Hurtegruten from Bodø to Bergen. We took the overnight train to Trondheim, and while we were waiting by our hotel for the airport bus, our friends walked up on their way to the Cathedral. It was a one-in-a million chance encounter. If our bus had arrived a minute earlier, or we had stayed at any one of a dozen other hotels or they had taken the correct route to the Cathedral, we would not have met.

While Froebel's Kindergarten is on the decline in the US and Kindergartens are coming to use his methods less and less, his impact here in Norway is remembered. I was pleased to discover Froebel's blocks and method on display at the Sverreesbord Trondelag Folkemuseum.  Friedrich Froebel's method was also remembered in spirit by Kindergarten students and their teachers streaming through the museum and throughout the grounds.

Make, fix and create...

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