Over the last decade, the education sector has experienced enormous change. Amidst this, one of the most contended areas of discussion has been around the introduction of technology to children as young as 3. The adoption of STEM education across the globe has quickly filtered down to our littlest learners. Don’t worry kids will still come home with sand in their pockets. Early childhood is a critical time for the development of core skills that establish lifelong foundations
As I walked around the local school on the new parents’ induction tour, the headmistress proudly announced that the next stop was their ‘book’ library. She then continued to explain how they choose to keep the main ‘book’ library and small book nooks in every classroom. Apparently, this is no longer a given. Schools are choosing not to have libraries. They are accessing books online. What else have I not even thought to ask? This digital discussion suddenly became very real.