Why Did Friedrich Froebel Sell Blocks?
It all stems from the way he understood children. He believed that to accompany a child on the long, exciting, educational and at times complicated path to maturity is the most important task that anyone can undertake.
He believed that this is the foundation upon which we can build a better life and a better future, at both a personal and collective level, with a society that is free, totally conscious, informed, demanding and respectful of everything that surrounds us.
Blocks and play are vital during the formative years and throughout life. Playing with blocks can help us all to achieve these objectives.
The way beech trees grow is something truly special. They multiply by “rejuvenation” which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required. Beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material.
Beechwood is known as a deep rooting plant. For this reason, beechwood has been known as the Mother of the Forest since the beginning of time. A typical beechwood forest is home to about 7,000 species of animals and is an important provider of raw materials. With around 250 well known fields of application, beechwood is the most versatile type of wood around.
In 1850 S F Fischer began making the play gifts designed by Friedrich Froebel in the Erzgebirge mountains.