Scottish Pre-school Play Association

1st October 1999 at 01:00
* A new initiative emphasises the advantages of play for lifelong learning - a joint venture by the Scottish Pre-school Play Association and the Happy Gang theatre and television company.

Martha Simpson, the SPPA chief executive, says there is a need to counteract moves to formalise the early years curriculum. "It is vital that people recognise that children can experience education without play but children rarely experience play without learning," she said.

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