Year: 2015

Free to Learn

Peter Gray’s book Free to Learn (Basic Books 2013) is an informed and absorbing account of how children are designed to physiologically learn through play and which are the most ideal conditions for them to learn in. Gray brings to us a vast range of evidence to illustrate his belief that children learn best from […]

Playing in a field

Children need to play

The Telegraph published an article a year ago or so, Children as young as five suffering from depression. In the same article the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said that 8,000 children below the age of 10 are estimated to suffer from severe depression and that children under 5 can suffer from depression, yet […]

Going with the flow

Go with the Flow…

What do these three people have in common; Jimi Hendrix, Usain Bolt and my son? My son would say that, like Hendrix, he too wants to be a rock star AND, like Bolt, he too is likely to be the fastest man on earth, but I was thinking of something a little more low key, […]