Play in Autism and beyond: A Froebelian Exploration of the Gifts

Canterbury Christ Church University

On Saturday 8 December, Sacha Powell was delighted to represent the Froebel Trust and to give the welcome speech at this conference organised by Yordanka Valkanova. The programme included presentations from Louie Werth who gave a summary of the Gifts and Occupations using extracts from Froebel’s original texts. Next, Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta described her therapeutic group work with children using Lego to facilitate social interactions. After lunch, delegates heard from Dr Ben Robins, who explained how Lego and Kasper the Robot have helped to encourage communication and social interaction skills in children with autism.


Dr Stella Louis concluded the event with a presentation that demonstrated the use and relevance of Froebelian principles and practice for inclusive Early Years education.



Froebel Trust 2019 Conference 

The Froebel Trust: Stories from Research and Practice


We are pleased to announce details for our 2019 conference, The Froebel Trust: Stories from Research and Practice


Venue:   Grove House, Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5PJ

Date:      Saturday 2nd March 
Time:      9.15am - 4pm


Tickets will go on sale later this year, along with a full outline of the day.


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