David Kohn is a freelance science writer based in Baltimore. Kohn discusses some of the research that supports play-based kindergartens. Those seeking independent schooling for their children, read on, there are compelling reasons Waldorf kindergartens are and will remain play-based. “Play is often perceived as immature behavior that doesn’t achieve anything,” says David Whitebread, a psychologist at Cambridge University who has studied the topic for decades. “But it’s essential to their development. They need to learn to persevere, to control attention, to control emotions. Kids learn these things through playing.” Read the full Opinion piece here.