School at Sagrada Familia

Reading: (The Coddling of the American Mind:How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure) (The Importance of Being Little) (Last Child in the Woods, and the nature deficit disorder) (French Kids Eat Everything, our French-inspired meals)

Organizations: (Defending the Early Years; a non-profit organization working for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child. DEY publishes reports, makes mini-documentaries, issues position statements, advocates on policy, and provides early childhood educators and advocates with valuable resources.) (International Council for Children’s Play) (Research and advocacy for the preservation of childhood.)
In this TED talk Sir Ken Robinson, internationally recognized leader in the development of innovation and human resources, extols the virtues of an arts-based education.
Video on schools in Silicon Valley where technology executives send their children. They don’t use computer-technology at all.
Alison Gopnik article on the crucial role of pretend play in childhood development. (Blog on Nokken, the Danish kindergarten that has inspired Garden Gate School)
Sagrada Familia schools (The beautiful schools designed by Antoni Gaudí)
Arts and Crafts: (Silk, wool, and crafting tools) (crayons, silks, toys)