Saturday, June 19, 2010

book group?

I'm reading Atul Gawande's" Checklist Manifesto", and finding it insightful (though a little repetitive- it could probably have been a magazine article instead of a full length book. I like stories of the horrors of the OR so I'm personally okay with the extra anecdotes). I'm thinking about implementing the concepts in the book to increase efficacy around the house and in some other projects. The Acton community may find this book useful; if anyone else reads it, I'd be interesting in hearing your thoughts.

On a similar note, would anyone be interested in forming an unofficial, informal Acton Parents book group, perhaps starting in August or September?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Things We Like:What Happens When Children Build Their Own Three-Story Playgrounds?

"studies point to the tendency for children to adjust their actions given the relative danger of a situation. If the perceived risk is high, children will naturally be more careful or wary of their actions and movements."