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Froe·belalso Frö·bel (frœ′bəl), Friedrich Wilhelm August 1782-1852.
German educator who established the first kindergarten (1837), where he hoped to make learning a spontaneous, enjoyable experience for children.
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Froebel(German ˈfrøːbəl) or
(Biography) Friedrich (Wilhelm August) (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1782–1852, German educator: founded the first kindergarten (1840)
(Education) of, denoting, or relating to a system of kindergarten education developed by him or to the training and qualification of teachers to use this system
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Frie•drich (ˈfri drɪx) 1782–1852, German educational reformer: founder of the kindergarten system.
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