Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Quote of the Day: On free-range children

"Free and unsupervised play has lost ground, its place has
been taken by the play date, deliberately negotiated in advance
and the purposefully organised activities of contemporary
childhood: tee-ball and soccer camp, swim class and 5k
runs. More and more, parents feel obliged to steer their
children toward those activities that might have a future payoff…
    But as any cultivator of plants knows, to promote
one trait can cause others inadvertently to atrophy."
- Michael J. Lewis, ‘Children Who Never Play

[Hat tip Montessori Australia]

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