When posting yesterday's images, I remembered how impressed I was to learn about Gever Tulley's Tinkering School some time ago ... what a great institution!
Tulley has written a book called '50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do', and he talks briefly about a few of them, as well as his tinkering school, in this entertaining little talk.
Lenore Skenazy also pleads for a return to common sense. In her blog, Free Range Kids, she highlights the craziness of hysterical 'health and safety concerns' which really only serve to deaden experience and create a society of individuals who are incapable of acting independently, making responsible decisions, or simply having fun.
Did you have a free range childhood?