Finnish Kids Don’t Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.
Schools in the Nordic country prioritize play in early education.
“Play is a very efficient way of learning for children,” Arja-Sisko Holappa of the Finnish National Board of Education explained to Walker. “And we can use it in a way that children will learn with joy.” – read more here
Some interesting studies on school entry delay here :-
‘Lesson Study’ and reflection time for teachers in Japanese preschools “so they develop their professional development competencies and raise the capacity of the school”
The Japan’s pre-school system is known for its quality of education. Children learn through play and teachers are well-trained to manage large class sizes. However, the current challenge lies in improving the transition from pre-school to primary education. In the national curriculum, the authorities have recently included suggestions such as school visits and activities for the graduating class to smoothen the transition process.
Nevertheless, educators noted that the large classes in Japanese pre-schools give them an advantage.
And the best preschool environment- I have watched this video so many times – I love it.
Meet: the world’s cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.