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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 [Gray, Peter]
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"[Free to Learn is] a powerful agent of transformation. I'd like to put a copy in the hands of every parent, teacher, and poligcy maker."―Mothering.com

"If you've ever wondered why your curious kid is turning into a sullen slog at school, Peter Gray's Free to Learn has the answer. He also has the antidote."―Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids

"Weaving together evidence from psychology, history, and anthropology, [Gray] makes the case that compulsory schooling is not only misguided but deeply damaging, an affront to the playful instincts of childhood."―
Psychology Today


"Anyone who cares about learning should read Free to Learn. Gray's book is a compelling and easy read; if everyone would read it with an open mind, a wholesale revolution in education (right through to university) would be the inevitable outcome."―Dissident Voice

"This is an extraordinary and relevant book for unschooling parents, and those who care about the well-being of the children in their lives."―Home Education Magazine

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.

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  • File Size: 1150 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B3M3KZG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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