By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

Social-Emotional Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Social-emotional learning is an essential part of today's schools and classrooms. This is for good reason, too. Social-emotional learning has been shown time and time again to be essential for...
By Kate Sundquist

Read Time: 5 minutes

What Is Unstructured Play?

The best parenting advice I ever received came from a mom whose son went to toddler music class with mine. She had tried to replace the drumstick he was gnawing...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

An Anthropologist Discusses the Benefits of Unstructured Play

This fantastic TEDx Talk by evolutionary anthropologist Dorsa Amir is music to our ears at Let Grow. Amir studied a modern foraging society in the Ecuadorean Amazon and made some...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

Keeping Kids Too Busy to Blossom

Great piece in the Westport Moms blog looking at just how busy we're making our kids (as well as those of us getting them to and from their  activities): Our Children’s...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 2 minutes

Why A No Rules Recess Might Be Just What Your School Needs

A New Zealand school made headlines a few years back when it introduced a No Rules Recess policy. They did away with all the don'ts at recess (except for the...