Some people think that children should begin their formal education at a very early age and should spend most of their time on school studies. Others believe that young children should spend most of their time playing. Compare these two views. Which view do you agree with? Why?

There has been a long-term debate on whether children should begin their education at an early age or if they should be allowed to spend more time playing outside. In my perspective, I firmly believe that toddlers should spend most of their time playing. I feel this was for two reasons, which I will explain in the following paragraphs. First of all,it is said that if students start their education at an early age they can learn many things. For example, research at Harvard University shows that an individual starting to learn a foreign language in his or her initial years tends to speak more like native speakers than his or her's peers who start comparatively a bit late. But I do not support this idea because if they start their education from such an early age they will be tired after a certain age and will be exhausted, which in turn will affect their retention capacity. For instance, 1 out of every 4 people in America, suffer from depression and mental problems caused due to excessive workload. Furthermore, if children spend more time playing they will not have to learn various life lessons only by studying. Rather they can have practical knowledge also. A newspaper in France tells that in their county parents send their offspring to school only after the age of 6. Before that age,neither do they attend any class nor do they sit for any exam. This mentally prepares them to attend an institution after a certain age. Also, they can enjoy their childhood playing and making memories. In conclusion, I firmly believe that to have a better future, instead of opting for an early education children should spend most of their initial days playing. This will help them to stay active and have sound health when they grow up.
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