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Forget Flashcards
January 11, 2019
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
-John F. Kennedy

Casey Lew-Williams, an assistant professor at Princeton University, writes the following in an article on the World Economic Forum website about how young children learn best:

“Play is crucial. Parents don't need to own lots of toys or buy lots of things. If a child has access to some sticks and some rocks and an adult to play with, great things can be achieved. The cognitive processes required for imaginary play on the playground are more demanding than sitting there looking at flashcards.”

Source: “Forget flash cards, play with sticks. An expert explains how children learn,” by Casey Lee-Williams, weforum.org, October 3, 2016

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Sarker Javed Iqbal · January 11, 2019
Self employed
Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Very right. I observed lot of toys become puzzling for children. Even toys may not be needed while we can use our fingers as toys for them!

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