Essays on the kindergarten, a selection of lects. read before the London Froebel society

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Página 149 - These simple machines are the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw.
Página 89 - ... remodeled and brought into accordance with it. And so it has been with the play of children. Its high significance had first to be discovered and made known before it could be embodied in a form corresponding to its object and to the degree of culture reached by civilized humanity. And even Frobel in the book in question has only taken the first step towards the attainment of this purpose, has done no more than point out in what manner it is possible. The filling up of gaps in the system, greater...
Página 20 - ... labor has been economized to the highest degree, when education has been so systematized that a preparation for the more essential activities may be made with comparative rapidity, and when, consequently, there is a great increase of spare time; then will the poetry, both of art and nature, rightly...
Página 20 - ... has been economized to the highest degree — when education has been so systematized that a preparation for the more essential activities may be made with comparative rapidity — and when, consequently, there is a great increase of spare time; then will the poetry, both of Art and Nature, rightly fill a large space in the minds of all.
Página 90 - Kindergarten teachers on his theory, and over and over again repeated : " I have here laid down the fundamental ideas of my educational theory; whoever has grasped the pivot idea of this book understands what I am aiming at. But how many do understand it ? Learned men have too great a contempt for the book to give it more than cursory attention ; and the majority of mothers only see in it an ordinary picture-book with little songs. No doubt there are finer pictures and better verses to be had than...
Página 148 - It has long been felt that it is of incalculable advantage, more especially for the young, to render geographical instruction as far as possible visible, in harmony with the general tendency in all branches of education. "Through the eye to the mind," was the maxim of Pestalozzi, and year by year teachers are learning more fully to appreciate its truth.
Página 89 - Genius gives utterance to its thoughts, which will in due time become embodied in appropriate forms. Frobel rightly calls this book a family book, for only by its use in the family, in the hands of mothers, can it fulfill its purpose, and. contribute towards raising the family to a level of human culture corresponding to the advanced civilization of the day, and preparing mothers for their vocation in the highest sense.
Página 90 - ... of young children, how to lead the young child, easily and naturally, into a consciousness of the "truths that sit sublime as directive power upon the throne of life; the truths of God, freedom, and immortality.
Página 149 - KINDERGARTEN TOYS, AND HOW TO USE THEM ; a Practical Explanation of the First Six Gifts of Froebel's Kindergarten. By Heinrich Hoffmann, Pupil of Froebel.
Página 56 - ... strong and prompt to do our will, that can run and walk in-doors and out of doors, and convey us from place to place as duty or pleasure calls us, not only -without fatigue, but with the feeling of cheerful energy ; we need strong arms that can cradle a healthy child and toss it crowing in the air, and backs that will not break under the burden of household cares, a frame that is not exhausted and weakened by the round of daily- duties. We...

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