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Author Stowe, Doug.

Title Making classic toys that teach : step-by-step instructions for building Froebel's iconic developmental toys / Doug Stowe.

Publication Info. Nashville, TN : Spring House Press, 2016
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  684.08 STO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  684.08 STO    AVAILABLE
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Description 143 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary "The Froebel Gifts are perhaps the world's first educational toys. Developed in the early 1800's by Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarten, the Gifts appear deceptively simple but represent a sophisticated approach to child development. Over the last 180 years these intricately conceived playthings have had a widespread impact, becoming interwoven with the history of art/design, popular culture, and education. Inspiring and informing the work of Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, and others, Froebels Gifts influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Einstein, Kandinsky, Klee, and more while Mattel used them in designing Tinker Toys, Color Cubes, and Unit Blocks. In Making Classic Toys That Teach, Doug Stowe, a professional woodworker and teacher, presents the history and valuable benefits of each gift while providing step-by-step instruction on how to build each toy and the box to hold them" -- from
Note Includes index.
Subject Educational toys.
Manipulatives (Education) -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Added Author Fröbel, Friedrich, 1782-1852, developer.
ISBN 9781940611334
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