Two wooden boxes with sliding lids designed by Friedrich Froebel. The first building box (also known as the third Froebel gift) contains eight one inch beechwood cubes. The second building box (also known as the fourth Froebel gift) contains eight beechwood blocks, which are twice as long and half the thickness. Combine all 16 blocks to extend the possibilities for creative play.
This wooden box with a sliding lid (also known as the sixth Froebel Gift) contains 36 beechwood blocks. By dividing the building block in two different ways, two new shapes are introduced to extend creative play. 18 blocks 2 x 1 x .5 inches, 12 blocks 1 x 1 x .5 inches, 6 blocks 2 x .5 x 5 inches
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The first building box contains a beechwood cube divided three times to reveal eight smaller cubes
The child at this stage of development (aged about one to three) strives to separate things, to take them apart, to change their form, but also to reassemble them. The child is intent on discovering inner properties of things and having discovered them, on recreating the whole. Nothing is more suited to this activity than the cube, subdivided into eight equal sized smaller cubes. . . more
The first building box is also known as the third Froebel Gift or Gabe 3.
The second building box contains a beechwood cube divided four times to reveal eight oblong blocks
The second building box is also known as the fourth Froebel Gift or Gabe 4.
Friedrich Froebel encouraged children to combine all 16 blocks to extend the possibilities for creative play. Kindergarten teachers designed additional building blocks by dividing oblong blocks in two different ways to create the sixth Froebel Gift or Gabe 6.
FroBlox ™ is a trademark of the Friedrich Froebel Fund.
Discover how creative play and active learning became integral to education and the origins of the global intiative to design precision beechwood building blocks for children that have won international praise from Architects.
The First Review
Bishop Schwarz writing that it is more than a Childrens book....much more...it is the history of the homeland. It is the fruit of that blessing which Friedrich Froebel received in his time. Now it should bring joy and blessing for new generations. I am fully convinced that this good spirit will touch and inspire not only childrens' hearts but those of adults. The joy will also inspire you.
Lieber Johannes, dieses Kinderbuch ist mehr, viel mehr. Es ist eingesammelte Geschichte Eurer Heimat. Es ist Frucht jenes Segens, den damals Friedrich Fröbel empfangen hat. Nun soll es für neue Generationen zur Freude und zum Segen werden. Ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass dieser gute Geist Kinderherzen, aber Erwachsene ansteckt und entzündet. Die Freude wird Dich auch weiterhin beflügeln! Dein P. +Franz
This book by Peter Weston for the general reader is an illustrated life of Friedrich Froebel that places him in the turbulent political and intellectual context of his times. It also identifies those aspects of his educational practice that are of enduring value in the contemporary world. Dimensions (in inches) 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.1
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