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Want to get your kids into College? Let them play!

 A CNN article by Erika and Nicholas Christalkis.

 Erika Christakis, MEd, MPH, is an early childhood teacher and former preschool director. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine and sociology at Harvard University. Together, they serve as Masters of Pforzheimer House, one of the undergraduate residential houses at Harvard College.

  • Erika and Nicholas Christakis says they see students at Harvard who have trouble getting along
  • They say kids better equipped to learn, interact, if taught using play-based curricula
  • “Drill and kill” skill-based learning, requires more social isolation, they say
  • Writers: Play-based learning builds empathy, better self-control, and problem solving skil