This book contains insights from founders of Sudbury school, that evolved over a period of 30 years. The book is recommended to all homeschoolers, open schoolers, un-schoolers etc. Chapters: 1. The meaning of play 2. Conversation 3. What’s role of parents? 4. Significance of Democratic model 5. Developing each child’s unique destiny.
This contains articles on concepts and experiences that make up Sudbury Valley School. A chapter titled “Back to basics” is must read for all parents. This chapter is available online here.
Author Gijubhai Badheka believed in story and games based education. He attempted to ‘localize’ the Montessori method, by removing the didactic materials altogether and replacing them with storybooks, storytelling, role-plays, local games, and creative exercises.
In this book, Gijubhai has narrated his experiments in education, in the form a “day dream”. Originally written in Gujarati, the book has been translated into English and many Indian languages. Download: English, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Urdu. Print versions available at National Book Trust.