Want to get your kids into college? Let them play


Erika and Nicholas Christakis says they see students at Harvard who have trouble getting alongThey say kids better equipped to learn, interact, if taught using play-based curricula"Drill and kill" skill-based learning, requires more social isolation, they sayWriters: Play-based learning builds empathy, better self-control, and problem solving skillEditor's note: Erika Christakis, MEd, MPH, is an early childhood teacher and former preschool director. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine and sociology at Harvard University. Together, they serve as Masters of Pforzheimer House, one of the undergraduate residential houses at Harvard College.