Frobel Methodology

Frobel was the first educator to realize that childhood play can contribute to development and learning physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Play transforms first-hand, direct sensory experiences and physical movement into rich symbolic experiences, which lifts the child to a higher level of functioning, beyond the here and now, reaching into the past, future and imagination. Play is a resource for flexible, adaptive thinking, and it gives children opportunities for abstract thoughts which are made tangible in ways suitable for childhood.

He also said that the importance of movement has a great value on movement in child’s development. Activities like Finger plays, songs, dance, and movement of objects are key features of Froebel's approach.