We found this radio talk about Finnish education very interesting – completely fascinating discussion about how classrooms are run, the role of free play and what the purpose of education should be.
Hawthorn Press has a few different books about education and early years, which you may enjoy – here is a small selection.
Too Much, Too Soon?Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood
In twenty-three hard-hitting chapters, leading educators, researchers, policy makers and parents advocate alternative ways ahead for slowing childhood, better policy-making and, above all, the ‘right learning at the right time’ in children’s growth — learning when they are developmentally ready.
The Genius of Natural ChildhoodSecrets of thriving children£9.99
Sally Goddard Blythe draws on neuroscience to unpack the wisdom of nursery rhymes, playing traditional games and fairy stories for healthy child development.
The Well Balanced ChildMovement and Early Learning£16.99
This fully revised edition is a passionate manifesto for a “whole body” approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play.