Fröbel Gifts and Types of Play

  • Designing an educational toy inspired by Friedrich Fröbel's Kindergarten Pedagogy.
     
    Fröbel's educational philosophy is based on the ideas of play as an engine of real learning, and of humans as creative beings. His toys and intended to stimulate creativity and allow each child to play with them as they are individually inclined, allowing an observer to see the what makes the child unique.

    The piece I designed was intended to be spatially and graphically engaging, with pleasing tactile qualities and numerous possibilities for play.
  • Some suggested Play Patterns
  • Actual Play Patterns observed when people were presented with the pieces
     
    Combined Graphic and Spatial Pattern Play
    Spatial Constructive Play
    Spatial Arrangement Play
    Spatial Pattern Play
    Spatial Free Play
    Graphic Representational Play