It’s OK to Go UP the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

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Play

Thoughtful, and it all starts with play

The imaginary audience

Play is the essence of learning and creativity. The phenomenon of censoring and thresholding – sensible when one has attained a level of expertise in a subject – gets in the way of learning in a new domain. Why children learn faster is that going into a new activity, they have no threshold. They draw and write whatever they think of, while an adult throws away ten germs of ideas before they write a single word. Sometimes, the best way to get better is by doing lots.

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