Academics from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University have told the government they believe formal education for young children is damaging.
They argue play-time is an opportunity for children to have fun, and say it should last until they are 6 or 7 years old.
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Starting dry today before further rain or showers blow in. Becoming very windy through the afternoon with gales possible in places.
A crowd-funding campaign to buy The Duke of Marlborough pub in Somersham near Ipswich has reached £200,000.
A very windy and wet night in store this evening with gales- some severe on Sunday.