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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nursery – place where very young children and babies are cared for while their parents work
imagination – ability to think in creative ways
dexterity – ability to use the hands to perform difficult tasks skilfully
deprive – take something from someone; prevent them from having something
gender – behaviour, characteristics and roles societies associate with men or women

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How long did this toy-free trial last?
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