Item #22779 Child-Garden September 1899. Andrea Hofer Proudfoot.
Child-Garden September 1899
Child-Garden September 1899

Child-Garden September 1899

Chicago; Child-Garden, Morgan Park, Illinois; September, 1899, Vol. VII No. 10, paper covers, 7 x 8.5" 34 pp. plus adds and cover material. Reference education softcover.

"A Kindergarten magazine of story, song, and play. National organization of "Child-Garden Mothers' League Conducted by Mrs Andrea Hofer Proudfoot." The first half of the monthly magazine provided reading, illustrations, photos, and music for children and some children's original writing, though certainly not on the level of St. Nicholas, the second half contained reports from the Child-Garden Mother's Leagues, connected through the magazine with materials and encouragement provided by Mrs. Proudfoot for the largely upper middle class mothers involved, "We all know that a large majority of the mothers in every neighborhood are almost dead to this highest responsibility (of children's development), and those of us who are awake owe the tremendous duty toward the world of waking the others up."

Based on Froebellian philosophy, learning through play, living in the natural world, expression through the arts, learning how to think, the Kindergarten movement began to take shape in the US in the 1850s. The five accomplished and amazing Hofer sisters were instrumental in promoting Kindergardens. For a curriculum very different from the modern public version, see "Our Summer Kindergarten: Mary's Back Yard" p 351" These are rare in any condition, from an old collection.

CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, tight, clean, 1/8" margin tear, nothing else. Item #22779

Price: $60.00

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