Curriculum
Frobel Gifts

Friedrich Frobel believed that humans are essentially productive and creative – and fulfilment comes through developing these in harmony with God and the world. As a result, Frobel sought to encourage the creation of educational environments that involved practical work and the direct use of materials. Through engaging with the world, understanding unfolds. Hence the significance of play – it is both a creative activity and through it children become aware of their place in the world.


The Frobel Gifts are educational materials developed for Friedrich Frobel'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.