Toy-free play trial – Lingohack

A nursery which trialled a no-toys rule for a month to see what effect it has on the children said the experiment had been a great success.
lllminster Avenue Nursery School in Bristol (UK) swapped plastic toys for cardboard, tins and other everyday items.
It says the move challenged how children at the nursery play.

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