Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul.

— Friedrich Frobel

The most uplifting Friedrich Frobel quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

To learn a thing in life and through doing is much more developing, cultivating, and strengthening than to learn it merely through the verbal communication of ideas.


The mind grows by self revelation. In play the child ascertains what he can do, discovers his possibilities of will and thought by exerting his power spontaneously. In work he follows a task prescribed for him by another, and doesn't reveal his own proclivities and inclinations; but another's. In play he reveals his own original power.


Children are like tiny flowers: They are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.


If humans are to fully attain their destinies, so far as earthly development permits this; if they are to become truly whole, unbroken units, they must feel and know themselves to be one, not only with God and humanity, but also with nature.


Children must master the language of things before they master the language of words.