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Is too much emphasis placed on formal schooling of young children?

Too much emphasis is being put on the formal schooling of young children rather than imaginative play and physical development, according to child experts.

The authors and academics, including the writer Philip Pullman and the childcare expert Penelope Leach, are calling for a shake-up in the “nappy curriculum”.

Today we ask: Is too much emphasis placed on formal schooling of young children?