The comments on this TED talk about a round, playful Tokyo kindergarten say it all:
I've never considered the possibility that architecture can be used to educate the next generation to be more social and, I guess you could say, to enjoy life with playful exploration.
Love this innovative idea! I love how the school allows the children freedom to explore without being over-protective. The traditional school system forces children to sit in one spot for most of the day then label them as having ADHD when they want to move around.
I am an educator and I taught at university when was younger and have taught on and off adult education for years in various topics. This is the most revolutionary scene I have ever witnessed. We used to set up classrooms on the reserve where I am from and they were based a lot on what this man was presenting. To create independence., camaraderie and to ensure our community will have a future.
i went to that school i would have not missed one day of school
The thing I liked best about my own kids' kindergarten was the bunny. And you?