In our last review, I told you about the Tieramid Blocks that were influenced by Friedrich W. Froebel, the originator of the “kindergarten system.” Well, back again with great learning toys and manipulatives that are all based on Froebel’s philosophy. The Froebel® Gifts are educational materials developed for Friedrich Froebel’s original Kindergarten. Perhaps the world’s most intricately conceived playthings, these materials appear deceptively simple, but represent a sophisticated approach to child development. The Gifts are arguably the first educational toys. I recently had the opportunity to review Gift One-The Yarn Balls from this collection. Froebel recognized that a ball is often a first or favorite toy of infants. It is lightweight and easy to grasp or hold. For Froebel, the ball symbolized unity because it is a complete whole, a pure form. The whole is the beginning of understanding and everything else is derived from the whole. I have told you many times before how much I love to use hands-on learning concepts with my children. These yarn balls are great for expanding from the simplest concepts to more advanced. For instance with my 2-year-old we do counting, colors, sorting, and shapes among others. It also is early physical activity to improve of eye-hand coordination and gross motor control. My 4-year-old can do more advanced work with them like distinguish form, color and movement — the qualities of matter in the physical universe. For instance my husband will show him the structure of atoms and how protons, neutrons and electrons interact. I know that most children absorb even advanced concepts easier when they have something tactile they can touch and see when learning. These yarn balls are great for home, home schooling, and the classroom. Froebel Gifts has many other gifts that will educate your child through play.
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