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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
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
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
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
Parents of young children may imagine that they do not need to worry about unemployment statistics for school leavers, but these figures are surprisingly relevant to anyone involved in the day- to- day business of making sure that a child … >>more
I am currently working on a rewrite of One-to-One, a practical guide to learning at home, age 0-11. So far I have been working on the sections on Play, Art, Writing, and Reading. It has been quite illuminating having a chance to … >>more