Richard House lectures in Early Childhood Studies in the Department of Education Studies, University of Winchester. He is a Steiner kindergarten educator and founder-member of the Open EYE campaign and of Early Childhood Action. With Sue Palmer, he orchestrated the two Daily Telegraph open letters on Toxic Childhood (2006) and Play (2007), and the open letter on the Erosion of Childhood in 2011. Richard writes extensively on childcare, education and psychotherapeutic issues, including regular columns in Teach Nursery and The Mother magazines.
Too Much, Too Soon? Early learning and the erosion of childhood is Richard’s tenth book.
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.