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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Dozens of events have been held across the region to mark Armed Forces Day.
Morning's likely to see plenty of cloud bringing some mainly light and patchy rain.
Any showers should die away this evening with most places dry overnight.