Posted by Martin Honor on June 01, 2016 at 00:26:20 user MartinH.
In Reply to: Re: New S&A film (again & again) posted by Ed Kiser on May 31, 2016 at 08:59:17:
Ed is quite right. The best children's books, and the best childhoods, are where the adults take a step back and facilitate the adventures rather than control them. Swallows and Amazons, Harry Potter, The Railway Children all feature situations that allow children freedom to explore their worlds. Usually there is an adult safety net somewhere in the background but usually not interfering unless required.
I am rather out of touch with what youngsters are reading today. Do the popular books still feature the freedoms of those I mentioned?
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