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Learning & Play

‘Creative play is the foundation on which creativity, language, maths and science are built. If you start too early with flashcards, you lose this developmental stage. “It’s about being free,” Angela Prodger said. “It’s about risk-taking.”

‘Reading and writing can wait. Nurseries ought to be as social as possible, and follow kids’ lead in their play. Before kids can get on with learning, we have to ensure they belong.

In her book, Hirsh-Pasek suggested six Cs for modern learning: collaboration, communcation, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence.

The future of intelligence can be found, not in our machines, but in the development of our minds.’

‘Learning and Play’ – Guardian Weekly 20th April 2018