Time to get creative beyond the early years, Holyrood Magazine

27 October, 2017
Categories: News

“We are not saying children have to eat soil,” Henry Mathias of the Care Inspectorate told Holyrood’s Creative Play event.

The comment was a reference to the 2016 book ‘Let Them Eat Dirt’ by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta which caused ripples by suggesting we may have been making children sick by keeping them too clean.

In Scotland there has been increasing awareness that open, free play in which children are put in control of their own learning is effective in the early years, and this often includes going outside and getting muddy.  Full article