Wiggin, Kate Douglas


    Educationist and authorKate Douglas Wiggin (1856 - 1923) was an American of Welsh descent. She wrote juvenile literature that catered brilliantly to children's tastes. She started the first free Kindergarten in San Francisco and, with the help of her sister, set up a training institute for kindergarten teachers. As a writer of children's books, she is best known for her The Birds Christmas Carol(1887) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903).

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    American author and educationalist, Wiggin led the kindergarten education movement in the United States. She organized the first kindergarten in San Francisco. She authored juvenile fiction which became quite popular.

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