Why not have only play schools even in Government schools?There is a huge amount of research in child psychology. One such is the concept of free child. That is, the child should do all the pranks that he or she is meant to do and should not be punished at all. A you tube video now shows a rather stupid mother arguing with her less than three years old child, in Tamil, that she would deserve punishment if she were to do all the pranks.
Doing such pranks is all part of childhood. Very intelligent play schools have huge blackboards firmly implanted on the walls, but at a reachable height and allow the children to just go on with their pranks. There is so much of learning only through observation.
In fact, the most famous play schools, where a single beating can ensure that the teacher is dismissed immediately, without any questions asked, is the ideal answer to schooling up to the fifth standard. It is commonly observed that such children are far more creative than the children who go through the rote method of learning.
Why not have only play schools everywhere? The teachers should be taught all the teaching methods for the mindset change.