Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Making Froebel's gifts

I have begun the review of edited text for my new book Making Classic Toys That Teach: Step-by-Step Instructions for Building Froebel's Iconic Developmental Toys, and am pleased to have this book moving through the developmental process. The book has been in the works for some time, and the publisher is doing an excellent job of putting it all together in coherent form.

There is hardly anything more important in education at this time than to restore creativity to our nation's homes and schools, and I have hopes that this blog and this new book will help move things in the right direction. Tests of childhood creativity have shown that it diminishes rapidly as children enter elementary school. Froebel's methods and a steady diet of wood shop, the arts and music would counteract that.

Make, fix, create, and extend to others the likelihood of learning likewise.

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