New approaches to kindergarten offer a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be — if we’re willing to think beyond the classroom walls. The original kindergarten—the children’s garden—conceived by German educator Friedrich Froebel in the 19th century, was a place where children learned through play, often in nature.That idea is fast eroding. Children aren’t playing in the garden anymore; instead they’re filling in bubbles on worksheets.
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The benefits of outdoor education for children.