Nice TED talk on the Mars Rovers

I try to keep a look out for TED Talks which the boys might like. This one from 2008 on the Mars Rovers is nice in that it shows how science and engineering can be cool.

Letting kids do “dangerous” stuff

This is a great TED talk on kids at play – and of course, how kids need to learn to play with things that we might feel is “dangerous” but still an important part of growing up. This influenced my attitude to parenting quite a lot (on top of my own upbringing, of course!). Here’s┬áthe talk’s page on the TED … Read More

Why play is vital at work

This is a really interesting talk from TED on why play is important – just as sleeping, dreaming etc. are. We play a lot at work, sometimes what you might view as rather “Immature” games, sometimes more seriously with technology or tools. I believe play an important part of keeping the mind flexible and joyful, which makes it a fun … Read More