Book Review: Free to Learn

Book Review Free to Learn

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray is a must read for every parent.

“… the result is a school-centric view of child development that distorts human nature.”

We have become so disconnected from the natural child that we, as a society, need to peel back our own institutionalized upbringing and take a good evolutionary, evidence-based look at how children learn and thrive.

This book helps us all to do just that.

Peter Gray paints a thorough picture of how children learn (primarily through play), with well researched points and global/historical examples, within the context of his own family’s story and time at the Sudbury democratic school.

The book reads not as inspiring and poetic but as meaningfully informative.

Spoiler: Freedom, opportunity, and trust are the answer. In other words, unschooling.

You will put down this book armed with the information and perspective to make quality choices for your child’s education.

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