Archive | July, 2012

Let the children play, it’s good for them

I read this fascinating article by Alison Gopnik on and I wanted to share the main thrust of it because I think it reiterates the importance of play. “Walk into any preschool and you’ll find toddling superheroes battling imaginary monsters. We take it for granted that young children play and, especially, pretend. Why do […]

Crowd-funded media

I’m chairing a panel discussion about crowd-sourced funding at this year’s Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield. This is what session producer, Becky Palmer, says about subject: “In Commissioned by the crowd we will hear from four people who have put their ideas on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get funding for them from the public. Some were more […]