How dialogue and democracy evolve through the interactions of children

Children engaging in a treasure hunt game

It used to be said that children should be ‘seen and not heard’. However, since 1989 the United Nations enshrined child-centred education into its core values, and this educational style is now the norm for many societies. Recognising children as human beings with individual rights and agency, this style of education aimed to change how society views and treats children. […]

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Learning through play: New perspectives on early years development

Scientists readily acknowledge that species that play the most are the most intelligent. New research is beginning to explore the role that play has on children’s learning and development. Whilst the definition of play can be subjective, it is integral to children’s development of language skills, social skills, intellectual and emotional intelligence. Adults’ role in play is also important, providing […]

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