Peter Gray’s Freedom To Learn Blog

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Psychologist Peter Gray, faculty emeritus, photographed to accompany a story about his new book, “Free to Learn,” which concerns the importance of play for children’s healthy development and ability to thrive.


Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore. Peter Gray’s Freedom To Learn blog is primarily about these drives and ways by which we could create learning environments that optimize rather than suppress them.

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Jeff is an early learning speaker, toymaker, podcaster, content creator, author, and founder of Playvolution HQ who is really bad at getting his picture taken.