Overheard at Waitrose

    "Why's this place so quiet?"

    “Oh, the football’s on…”

    (Panic) “Which match, which match…?”


    Let them play

    If we love our children and want them to thrive, we must allow them more time and opportunity to play, not less. Yet policymakers and powerful philanthropists are continuing to push us in the opposite direction — toward more schooling, more testing, more adult direction of children, and less opportunity for free play.

    Peter Gray, psychologist, writing for aeon Magazine