Sunshine and tears: here’s what my day in a struggling nursery system looks like

“It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere!” the little girl cried with delight as she threw the bubbles up into the air, washing the mud off her hands.

An hour earlier, she had been forlornly sitting on a chair, disengaged with her surroundings, and not speaking. So we’d made mud by mixing dry red earth with water, and she had begun to paint with it, becoming totally immersed. (This state of immersion or “wallowing” is crucial to a child’s learning, forming neural links in the brain.)

Read the full story on this link to The Guardian

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