Discussion: UK Education

Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?

By David Whitebread, University of Cambridge

When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin. The trend in the UK primary school curriculum over recent decades has been towards an earlier start to formal instruction, and an erosion of learning through play. Continue reading “Discussion: UK Education”

An (Interim) Review of Agile Family Living

Just when you think you’re back in a rhythm of 8h night-time sleep, Dragon has a way of putting your life back on its head. Due to reasons unknown to my husband and I, we’ve been getting 5am wake-up calls this week – full-on screaming and gone are the days of playful roaring. So how do we cope with the ever-changing landscape of parenthood?

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