Key aspects of Froebelian practice and pedagogy are outdoor experiences, gardening, songs and games, the use of Froebel 'Gifts' and engagement in what he called 'Occupations.' Froebel's original 'Gifts' are a series of specifically designed objects that were meant to be given to children to explore and create. The objects were designed to be used in open-ended play activities and each gift was meant to help the child begin to understand the properties or affordances of objects in relation to him/herself and the surrounding world.
For more about Froebel's Gifts, click the link below.
For an account of the life of Friedrich Froebel, see Friedrich Froebel: His Life, Times & Significance, by Peter Weston (Roehampton Institute London, 2nd Edn, 2000, £2.00 inc p&P) obtainable in the UK from email@example.com
See below for pdf version