Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but what we know and we do in schools is just not right. Too often we give in to societal norms, pressure and status quo at the expense of our kids.
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.