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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]
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All kids love learning. Most don't love school. That's a disconnect we've avoided discussing-until this lightning bolt of a book. If you've ever wondered why your curious kid is turning into a sullen slug at school, Peter Gray's Free to Learn has the answer. He also has the antidote.

-- "Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids"

Bound to provoke a renewed conversation about turning the tide in an educational system that fosters conformity and inhibits creative thinking.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Forces us all to rethink our convictions on how schools should be designed to accommodate the ways that children learn.

-- "Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. The author of Psychology, a highly regarded college textbook, he writes a popular blog called Freedom to Learn for Psychology Today. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Dan Woren is an American voice actor and Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has worked extensively in animation, video games, and feature films. He is best known for his many roles in anime productions such as Bleach and as the voice of Sub-Zero in the video game Mortal Kombat.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • File size : 855 KB
  • Publication date : March 5, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 291 pages
  • Publisher : Basic Books; 1st edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B00B3M3KZG
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0465084990
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to learn how children really need play above ...
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