Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (16 May, 1804 – 3 January, 1894) was an author and an education pioneer, especially for kids six and younger.
- Mrs. Peabody served as the translator for the first English version of a Buddhist scripture (1844).
- She was able to read and converse in 10 languages.
- As a writer, Mrs. Peabody was also and a prominent figure in the Transcendental movement.
- She owned a bookstore around 1840 – 1852 in Boston, MA which was called Elizabeth Palmer Peabody’s West Street Bookstore.
- Mrs. Peabody opened up her first kindergarten around 1860. At the time, providing education for kids younger than six was mostly done only in Germany.
- In 1867 Mrs. Peabody was visited Germany to study the educational methods of Friedrich Fröbel.
- Mrs. Peabody also edited the Kindergarten Messenger, which helped kindergarten education be accepted in the American education system, as well as several books she wrote on the subject.
- On February 12, 1897 Mrs. Peabody submitted a statement to the US Congress in support of free kindergartens.
- Her sisters were painter Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (wife of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne) and writer Mary Tyler Peabody Mann (wife of educator Horace Mann).
- Mrs. Peabody is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA
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