Play leads to use of imagination that leads to creativity that leads to concentration. That looks like study to me!

Halloween costume making. Is it Play? Or study? It is Both!


Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego Toy company funds research suggesting educational development can be hindered by early formal schooling. So are UK schools getting it wrong?



My main concern is that they seem to think that they should start formal schooling at 8! The science that supports play until 8 also supports play after 8. Play has the same merits for a 9 and 10 year old… and beyond.
Could it be that they propose exclusive play stops at 8 because politically it is easier to bring the U.K. in line with European standards than to push for total empowerment of children?