Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Curriculum of Toys

Thank goodness for Make magazine. This is a discovery of mine from a couple years ago, and although it doesn't seem like they have exactly burst onto the scene in a big way, the magazine has been popping up in different places on occasion, places that might actually get them a little more press. I hope they are around for a very long time.

This morning brings us a curriculum of toys, a blog in which the author outlines how kids could use toys to learn everything they need to know (marginalizing traditional school to the role of socialization, which I am not convinced it does all that well anyway, so I would suggest perhaps ridding ourselves of the institution in its current iteration all together).

There might be a hue and cry about dates and facts (history is notably absent in the sense that there are no concrete events "studied" in this curriculum), but all of the skills to be an historian are present.

I am going to save this for awhile. Lots of things to think about in this list.

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