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The History of Kindergarten

posted on May 19 2016

Here's a trailer to an incredibly thoughtful documentary on the history of kindergarten.

It champions a return to the play-based, exploratory, hands-on learning of kindergartens of the past. And credits this important beginning with everything from the founding of Stanford University to Buckminster Fuller inventing the Geodesic Dome. So interesting and feels like an area we need to explore a lot more as a culture.

History of Kindergarten Trailer from Match Frame Creative on Vimeo.


Cannot wait to see the film, although it's not clear if the project has the money to complete production. It looks like it's a project initiated by the Froebel USA organisation. Froebel was a German pedagogue, a student of Pestalozzi who laid the foundation for modern education based on the idea that children have unique needs and capabilities.

We've contacted them to say we'll support in any way we can and that maybe they should give a crowd funding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo a, um, go.

I know a lot of people would get behind this. You can drop them a line here.



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