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Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-reliant, and Better Students for Life

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Both inside and outside of school, children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling-- and life-- as a series of hoops to struggle through. Gray argues that we are squelching our children's' natural instincts to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780465025992
0465025994
9780465037919
Branch Call Number: 155.418 Gr
Description: xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm

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stephaniedchase
May 16, 2016

All parents should read this book, for its detailed look at the history of play, how play helps shape us into better human beings, and how we all can take steps to find the best way for us to learn.

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