A new addition to the popular Froebel Trust free pamphlet series explores ways to introduce woodwork to young children.

Woodwork brings together play and creativity, nurturing a young child's self-confidence and wellbeing. This new pamphlet by Pete Moorhouse is aimed at all those who work with, care for and support young children.

It's packed with practical advice, useful resources and explores:

  • The Froebelian 'occupation' of woodwork
  • The value of woodwork
  • How to organise a woodwork area
  • The role of the adult
  • Health and safety

... and much more.

Download a free copy (Interactive PDF) of The wonder of woodwork.

Watch a recording of the Froebel Trust webinar with Pete Moorhouse from May 2021 introducing the pamphlet and a Froebelian approach to woodwork.

The Froebel Trust pamphlet series explores themes and activities closely associated with Froebelian practice today. Printed copies are also available to order.

About the author

Pete Moorhouse is an Early Years Creative Consultant and works regularly as an artist educator in settings. Froebelian principles very much inform his work with children. Pete is the author of several books, journal articles and pamphlets including Learning through Woodwork: Introducing Creative Woodwork in the Early Years (2018) and Woodwork in the Early Years (2019).

Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, researching creative and critical thinking. As a Churchill Fellow he researched woodwork in early childhood education around the world and in 2019 Pete was awarded the national award from the Creative Learning Guild for his work promoting creativity in education. He is currently training to become a Froebel Trust endorsed Travelling Tutor and is a member of the Froebel Network.

Free webinar

Author Pete Moorhouse will be introducing this new Froebel Trust title during a special webinar on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 7pm.

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"There is something special about woodwork’s ability to engage young children. It is learning through doing."

Pete Moorhouse