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Gray, Peter
Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life / Peter Gray
Alternate Title Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Basic Books, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF717 .G73 2013    AVAILABLE
Gift from Karen Crawford, 2013
Subject(s) Play -- Psychological aspects
Developmental psychology
Physical Description xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-264) and index
Contents 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
NOTE Gift from Karen Crawford, 2013
Alternate Author Library donation, 2013

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