Author and woodwork expert Pete Moorhouse shares his experience of introducing woodwork to young children. A Froebel Trust webinar recorded 4 May 2021.

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

Pete Moorhouse
Froebel Trust Travelling Tutor

Introduction

Celebrating the release of a brand new Froebel Trust pamphlet, The wonder of woodwork, author and woodwork expert Pete Moorhouse shares his experience of introducing woodwork to young children.

The webinar is chaired by Dr Sacha Powell, Chief Executive Officer of the Froebel Trust.

This recorded webinar is aimed at all those who work with and support young children - educators, parents, carers and all those interested in early childhood education and the care of young children.

During the 45 minute webinar, Pete Moorhouse talks about woodwork provision in early childhood education from a Froebelian perspective. He shows how woodwork supports all areas of learning and development and gives practical guidance on how to start and develop a woodwork area.

About Pete

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 a Froebel Trust endorsed Travelling Tutor and is a member of the Froebel Network.

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