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How Friedrich Froebel used Mathematics to Invent Kindergarten in 1840 and Where His Pupils are Today - is the tile of a presentation by Professor Judy Barford

I am writing a book on 11 historical figures of early childhood and would like to know where I could get an image of the grave stone of Froebel with the sphere, cylinder and cube. Jennifer Wolfe

There are more images of the gravestones at this web site, the pictures are linked to larger copies.

I am a teacher at PFH (Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Haus in Berlin). You may see a picture of the building in my homepage

Sean Griffin, email the Head of Education at Froebel College would be very interested to hear from practicising teachers who are implementing Froebelian principles in their classrooms at any grade level.

I have been asked by Routledge to edit a collection of Froebel's work and Froebelian texts relating to the English nursery school. A description of the project is to be found at: There is also a link to the proposed list of contents. If any one has any alternative suggestions or any comments at all on the selection please feel free to contact me. Dr Kevin J. Brehony, School of Education, The University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Reading RG6 1HY, UK Telephone: +44 (0) 1734 875123 x 4873. Fax:+44 (0)1734 318863 e-mail:

First thank you for the wonderful treasures you are providing those of us interested in Froebel. I am a colleague of Sean Griffin at Froebel College, Dublin Ireland. He has told me about your site. I note with interest you have posted a link to his solicitations of correspondence with those of similar interests. I am wondering if you might do the same for me.

I am a lecturer of education at Froebel College and Adlerian psychologist. My interest is in the spirituality of education, connections between Froebel and Adlerian philosophy, and would love to hear from anyone who shares these and has an interest in education as soul building and salvific endeavour.

My thanks to you and I will continue to use your site as a resource. By the way, Sean and I are soon to publish a monograph on the Froebel-Adler connection and its implications for teaching as a spiritual activity. We hope to offer a public lecture at the college on April 21 to introduce our work to the general public. My home address is below:

Dr. David J. Carey
5 Grange Grove, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Phone/Fax: 01 2892846 Mobile: 086 8115764

I am doing a study of development psychology. This is as I see an advanced form of science, that gives us an understanding of how man develops from childhood to his death through several stages. In each stage he is experiencing a crises, that he can solve or fail to solve. This theory is mainly developed by Erik Erikson. In the highest state man is idetifying himself with the whole of society. In this Marvellous theory I am missing the mystical idea that man can go further and identify with something even greater, the whole, or the universe. I remember several years ago reading about Fröbel saying that children by nature want to learn, by nature want to help. This mean that we don't have to teach children to become good citizens, we have only to stimulate what is already inside them. I thank you for your page! By giving out the deep ideas of Friedrich Fröbel you contribute to the improvement of humanity. I believe that the bad conditions that are in society all over the world today only can be cured, as your ancestor rightly told two hundred years ago, by stimulating the soul in ourselves and other people and thereby get a connection to God and universal love. Torgny Jansson

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