Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School is not afraid to hand over power tools to children in grade 2. And he doesn't think you should be either. Need some convincing before handing a knife or a pack of matches over to your little ones? Check out this 9 minute TED talk on his top 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do:
It doesn't stop there; Tulley also wrote a book Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do. So are you a "let's go play with matches" sort of parent? Or more of a "that golf ball is too sharp for you to play with" kind of parent? Or something in between.
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