When I first read Peter Gray’s Free to Learn a couple years ago, I was struck by his descriptions of young children playing together. In the interactions he transcribed, these children were negotiating social hierarchies, defining relationships, experimenting with emotional expression and response, making small talk, and learning to understand the thoughts and feelings of other individuals – all through the context of undirected, independent, imaginative play with each other. 404 more words
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What’s on in Lydney?
Luckily for us, there is plenty of local fun on offer to keep the children entertained. And luckily for you, I have done all the leg work and condensed lots of information into one, chronologically-ordered guide. 1,618 more words
The February half term can be a tricky one. The weather is often still chilly and unpredictable, and some attractions don’t open their doors until Easter. 692 more words