(and again, I’m not sure who asked them first)…
The notions of ‘maturity’ and ‘being ready for school’ are reasonably common… What is our notion of maturity?
What are your ‘truths’ about how young children learn and develop?
Which groups of children and adults are most likely to fit your truths?
Which are most likely to benefit from your truths?
Whose stories of childhood are missing?
Generate some metaphors of learning – play with and extend it (words, poems, images, sounds to build a ‘picture’ of your vision of the child as a learner and as a person who is becoming)