New Upgrade to Freedom in Education Site

The Freedom in Education site was started in 2002, shortly after the publication of One-to-One, a Parent’s Guide to Teaching at Home. My family and I worked hard at maintaining and developing the site for a period of five years and … >>more

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Toys

teddy

Nowadays, people take the idea of toys for granted – things specifically made for children to play with, but which have no use in the real world. It is part of the Western ethos to feel sorry for children in … >>more

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Play

Anne soft toys

The true significance of play is never properly acknowledged in modern books about education. The word now conjures up an image of time-wasting and not taking the important things in life seriously. In reality ‘play’ is the means by which … >>more

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Education of Very Young Children

Babies and toddlers do not fall into the normal remit of education, but they do provide a very clear picture of how, on the one hand, children learn, and, how, on the other it is possible to inhibit the learning process. … >>more

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An Overview of the Current Situation in the Education of Young Children

Parents receive very little good advice on how to educate their young children. There is an almost unquestioned assumption that children should go to nursery school and from there to full-time primary school and from there to secondary school and, … >>more

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Culhuch and Olwen Part 3

The Freedom in Education Story Newsletter 5 This is the third instalment of Culhuch and Olwen. At the beginning of the story is a list of all the marvels which the heroes have to obtain. The Twenty-Two Marvels to be … >>more

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Culhuch and Olwen Part 2

The Freedom in Education Story Newsletter 4 This is the second instalment of Culhuch and Olwen.   Culhuch and Olwen: Yspathaden, Chief Giant   So, Arthur’s messengers were despatched and they searched the land, and on the same day a … >>more

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Culhuch and Olwen. Part 1

The Freedom in Education Story Newsletter 3 This is the first instalment of a story set in the time of King Arthur.  It is from the famous collection of Welsh stories called the Mabinogion. Bethan  Culhuch and Olwen Once upon … >>more

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The Crow and the Swan

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Once there lived a farmer who was generous and kind to all animals. He had many children, and these children often put out scraps of food for a large Crow. The Crow became very proud and grew up to despise … >>more

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Welcome to the Story Section

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The Freedom in Education Story Section Welcome to the new Freedom in Education Story Section I have always loved stories, myths and legends of all sorts, and over the years I have collected my favourites and contributed them to the … >>more

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Freedom in Education Magazines

The Freedom in Education Magazine, Autumn Issue  A5 format. 40 pages of articles and features. Main Article:  Toys and Play Puzzles: Maze, Dot to Dot, 3 Word Searches Special Features: Johnny Appleseed, Zeno’s Paradoxes, Tree Planting, The True Bride (Bothers … >>more

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