Froebel, Friedrich. “Education of Man.” New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1887. Translated by W.N. Hailman, AM.
Written in 1826, Froebel laid the foundation of early childhood education. His theories as presented here are recognizable in current educational reform.
Gordon, Ira J., Barry Guinagh and R. Emile Jester. “Child Learning Through Child Play.” New York: St. Martin’s Press., 1972.
Very well illustrated, creative ideas for concept teaching with available materials.
Lilley, Irene. “Froebel: Writings.” Cambridge University Press, 1967.
Pratt, Caroline. “I Learn From Children.” New York: Cornerstone Library, 1970 The author is the creator of what we know today as the Kindergarten blocks.
Provenzo Jr., Eugene F. and Arlene Brett. “The Complete Block Book.” New York: Syracuse University Press, 1983. Excellent resource for anyone interested in using blocks.
Salvadori, Mario and Mattys Levy. “Why Buildings Fall Down.” New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1989. A very exciting book about failures in architecture with explanations that lead to an understanding of basic principles of building.
Snider, Denton J. “The Life of Froebel.” Chicago: Sigma Publishing Co., 1900.
Summerson, John. “The Classical Language of Architecture.” Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1992. An excellent introduction to basic visual elements of architecture.
Trogler, George E. “Beginning Experiences in Architecture.” New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1972. This book is full of excellent, creative ideas for teaching concepts in the classroom. For teachers with little or no experience in this area.
Wright, Frank Lloyd. “An Autobiography.” New York: Modern Library, 1951. Wright discusses his experience with the Froebel blocks and their influence on him.