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The First Kindergarten

A tall, spare man with long grey hair was leading a troop of village children between the ages of three and eight, most of them barefooted, up a hill where they played and sang.

Illustration: R Bono "Froebel dancing with Children";

Illustration: R Bono “Froebel dancing with Children”


The loving patience of the man, the whole bearing brought tears to my eyes and to those of my companion.

The play being ended I approached the man with the words,

“I see you are occupied with the education of the people.”

Baroness von Marenholtz Bülow recalls her first meeting with Friedrich Fröbel in 1848

The First Kindergarten

The First Kindergarten

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