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Date: 28 Jordan Baker | Story Source: The Sydney Morning Herald ~ Go to Original Article

Learning through play is crucial to kids’ academic development but has almost disappeared from the early primary years as schools adopt more traditional methods in order to meet benchmarks and produce data, new research has found.

Children’s play outside school is also under threat from urbanisation, apartment living, over-cautious parenting and over scheduling activities, according to The Importance of Early Childhood and the Academia of Play report…

 


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