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  • Published: New York : Basic Books, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780465025992
  • 0465025994

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Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life

by Gray, Peter.

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Call number: 155.418 Gr

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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Prologue -- What have we done to childhood? -- The play-filled lives of hunter-gatherer children -- Why schools are what they are : a brief history of education -- Seven sins of our system of forced education -- Lessons from sudbury valley : mother nature can prevail in modern times -- The human educative instincts -- The playful state of mind -- The role of play in social and emotional development -- Free age mixing : a key ingredient for children's capacity for self-education -- Trustful parenting in our modern world -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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