A renown British author Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation”, writes with erudition and persuasion to the parents and educators on managing one’s child’s school years’ education.
He touches on such pertinent subjects as brain development, the importance of play, the prevalent narrow definition of “intelligence”, the effect of digital environment of relationships, the importance of sleep, the development of compassion, the importance of community, and cultivation of curiosity. There are practical solutions in every chapter for parents wishing their children to emerge from the years of schooling as well-rounded, knowledgable individuals, useful to the society and with a sense of well-being: from affecting reasonable change in the school system to managing your relationship with the child to the importance of the arts in the curriculum. The book reads as a friendly conversation and leaves the reader with useful guidelines and food for thought.
Reviewed by Anya Bosina, Wade Thomas Parent