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Wednesday
Jan092008

Dangerous ideas

Donald Clark points out to a short video at the TED site which is well worth a look. Donald summarises the ideas behind the lecture from Gever Tulley entitled "Five dangerous things you should let your kids do":

  1. Play with fire – basic and necessary – intake, combustion and exhaust – a laboratory.
  2. Own a pocket knife – powerful and empowering tool – extended sense of self – keep it sharp, cut away from body, never force it.
  3. Throw a spear – our brains are wired to throw things – visual acuity, 3D understanding – analytical and physical skills.
  4. Deconstruct appliances – don’t throw out the dishwasher – take it apart first. Figure out what the parts do and how it works.
  5. Drive a car. Let them drive with you in control. Find a big empty space. Fun for the whole family!
Here's the video in full.

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Reader Comments (1)

At my rather advanced age I,ve just had the good fortune to become a father for the first time.My child will do these things and more...otherwise nulabour turn all our children into obedient little drones.
Jan 15, 2008 at 6:48 AM | Unregistered Commenterthud

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