Thursday, September 06, 2018

forms of beauty

Our students know what to do with Froebel's gifts without instruction. The image shows a "form of beauty" in which the blocks are arranged to illustrate some form of beauty, unity and of harmony. The younger students are busy taking the blocks and arranging them in beautiful expression. The older kids, according to strength are stacking them and climbing up. So far they've been used safely.

The idea is that a child's playground can be "constructive." Some of the things we've "constructed" in the past, student led, have been a gaga court, a balance beam and a see saw. Other building components based on Froebel's gifts will be added.

Make, fix, and create.

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