The Education Revolution (Part 10): A Curriculum of Toys


Here is a wonderful list of toys that are available for us to use here and now in order to stimulate the intrinsic learning of our children. I say “wonderful” because instead of telling us for the umpteenth time why our education system is flawed, this article focusses on what we can do until the system gets fixed.

As the author Saul Griffith states:

I doubt our school system will be reformed soon, so I think the burden falls on parents, guardians, and friends of children. We can teach them the skills of life, and toys are the medium. Let’s share the lessons and experiences embodied in the best toys, with each other and with our kids. But subtly. Kids can smell didactic like a giant adult skunk. Make it fun, don’t make it stink.