Johann Christoph Arnold offers the why and the how of "reclaiming childhood in a hostile world." The modern world needs some common sense reminders about the age-appropriate pursuits of childhood, as our institutions become increasingly hostile toward normal child development.
I believe Maria Montessori and a host of sensible great-great-grandparents would say to us what Arnold does in this much-needed book. Play is the proper work of a child. Screen time is no substitute for hands-on activities. There is no substitute for active adult involvement in the lives of children.