Kids need more play say experts

According to some experts from universities in the East, children are entering formal education too early.

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Should formal education for children be delayed until 7-years-old?

A playground row has broken out between the Department for Education and some of the region's leading academics, about the best way to educate our youngest children.

In a letter published today by the Daily Telegraph, 130 education experts have urged the government to delay formal education until children are seven years old - saying that they risk being tested too much too young.

Click below to see a full interview with David Whitebread from the University of Cambridge:


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