I wanted to post a short piece about this incredible new educational toy that I found to use in our homeschool. It is called Spielgaben. It is a fantastic set of open ended, wooden educational toys. I had seen it on other blogs, and thought that it was just a beautiful piece. This week, I bit the bullet and purchased our own set, and we have not been disappointed!
It is 14 separate "sets" of toys that are meant to be introduced to the children one at a time. (Or, you can set the whole kit out for some free play) It follows the philosophy of "Froebel Gifts." Froebel was actually the inventor of Kindergarten.
Lily has been having so much fun just playing and exploring the set, and I can't wait to incorporate it into our homeschool!
This was our second day of owning the set, and as soon as she woke up, she decided it was time to start building.
In the evening, Lily was watching Spongebob Squarepants, and decided that she wanted to build Mr. Crab.
So far, we haven't even scratched the surface of what we can do with this set! It IS expensive, but the recommended ages for this set is 3-12. The goldmine in the set, though, is the educational resources they send you to download with your purchase. Over 1,000 pages of inspiration cards, activities and curriculum come with this set! Check it out here: http://www.spielgaben.com/ I was not compensated in any way to promote the Spielgaben set. I am just excited about it, and the potential it has for our homeschool. :)