There can be little doubt that the education of the very young provides an essential foundation for all that follows, and the nature of that education is critical. Stressing the importance of outdoor play, this book locates Froebelian practice in current practice, through a wealth of examples from contemporary settings. Early Childhood Practice brings together contributions from distinguished primary and early childhood practitioners, who show how they have used educational methods advocated by Froebel.
Chapter 2: Family, Community and the Wider World
Family, Community and the Wider World
It is important to remember the cultural context and historic time in which Froebel was developing his work on the education of young children. His thinking about family life will therefore not be identical with thinking today. However, as always when exploring ...