(16 May 1804 - 3 Jan 1894)
American educator and writer who started teaching at age 16, and later started her own school. She went to Germany to study the educational methods of Friedrich Frφbel, and influenced the movement to establish the first public kindergartens in the United States
Science Quotes by Elizabeth Peabody (1 quote)
Children are to be guided to make a beginning in all the arts and sciences without interference with their spontaneity, the instinct of imitation being so used as to give them order without constraining them.
— Elizabeth Peabody
In Friedrich Frφbel and Josephine Jarvis (trans.), 'American Preface', The Education of Man (1885), vi.