Early Childhood

Interesting Links:

Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School  By Alison Gopnik  March 2011 - Research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. Follow the link to find out more:

How Free Play Creates Emotionally Stable Children in an Unstable World - Children need creative time to explore their world as much as they need fresh air and sunshine.   CLICK HERE

Creating is not just a 'nice'activity; it transforms, connects and empowers
A great article by Paula Briggs (Director of access art), that highlights the importance of providing truly creative activities for children, "If we want a world full of creative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain making from a very young age. Not all of us will become sculptors or engineers or designers, but we will become more connected, rounded and creative people." CLICK HERE

Helpful Blogs: 

Nature Play - http://www.nature-play.co.uk/

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