Why does Britain and its former colonies send children to school as young as four and five, when in eighty-eight per cent of the world the starting age is six or seven?
Sue Palmer, author of best-selling Toxic Childhood, uncovers the truth: it's not because of what's best for children, but historical accident and economics.
Palmer examines research ranging from neurological science to educational data, and shows that under-sevens gain most -- educationally, physically, socially and psychologically -- from not being stuck behind a desk. Upstart puts forward a passionate case for Britain adopting a proper 'kindergarten' stage that recognizes what under-sevens really need.
With clarity, ease and vigor, Palmer describes a different way of doing early years education that would have huge benefits both for individual children, and for our nation.
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