If you have ever played with blocks, you should know why.
"In the late 1700s, a young man named Friedrich Froebel was on track to become an architect when a friend convinced him to pursue a path toward education instead. And in changing course, Froebel arguably ended up having more influence on the world of architecture and design than any single architect — all because Friedrich Froebel created kindergarten. If you’ve ever looked at a piece of abstract art or Modernist architecture and thought “my kindergartener could have made that,” well, that may be more true than you realize."Listen to episode 349 from Roman Mars and Kurt Kolhstedt at 99PI. (39 minutes) https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/froebels-gifts/
Read more about Froebel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Fr%C3%B6bel
|The Fröbel Memorial at the Fröbel Kindergarten in Mühlhausen, Thuringia shows the pedagogical basic forms.|
Photo credit Michael Fiegle, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link