Did you know that the first Kindergartens had actual gardens that were cultivated and maintained by the children? Yep, that's right...the creator of the first Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel, believed that allowing children to participate in gardening would also encourage them to cultivate their own inner lives. April 21st is Mr. Froebel's birthday, and is now officially Kindergarten Day all across the world.
As we honor Mr. Froebel and his vision, we pay tribute to the schools that gave most of us our first real taste of education, drawing, song, play, and artistic activities. Since Froebel intended Kindergarten to be a place that taught children about the harmonious interconnected nature of all things, I hope you'll join me in relaxing and appreciating the teachers and schools that have promoted our own personal growth.
Monday, April 21, 2008
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