I’ve got another TED talk to share with you. I love TED talks. This one is from Dr Peter Gray, who studies children’s play.
He makes a link between the decline in the amount of time children are allowed free play (in America, which I think may translate also to Australia) and the decline in children’s mental health. Children learn essential lessons from each other during play – how to negotiate, be empathic, problem solve, be creative and much more. My child’s off learning some of that stuff right now!