Bernheim’s Children at Play Network is bringing Peter Gray, a leading expert in Free Play to IdeaFestival® 2017 – the annual celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious held each year in Louisville.
This year’s festival takes place Sept. 26 – 28 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Gray, author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, is a featured presenter on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
A developmental psychologist, Gray will share how free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers and become emotionally resilient.
A free play zone on the lawn outside the Kentucky Center for the Arts will invite participants to engage in play.
Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival® is a celebration of ideas to foster creativity, innovation and transformational learning. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education. Please visit www.ideafestival.com for more information. Follow IdeaFestival at @ideafestival and #IF17.