What does this mean for teaching practice? Do teachers hover unnecessarily around children - does without interference look different in ECE and home? Children need time to be bored that's how creativity is born. Rather than fill children's day with activities or entertainment what would happen if we stopped and allowed creative thoughts to simmer?
I remember reading or hearing Guy Claxton say that just because a child is busy does not mean that they are learning anything, a very paraphrased version of his words. We can fill children's days with busyness but this does not mean that they engaged in any real learning expect maybe learning about who is in control of their days!