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With deep sadness, we are announcing that

Dr. David Whitebread

passed away on April 13, 2021.


Dr. Whitebread was one of the founders and the founding Chief Education Officer of CAMathories®. 

Dr. Whitebread was also the founding member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. He was a renowned academic and researcher in cognitive developmental psychology and early years education.

Dr. Whitebread advocated play was an important element in learning and helped to establish Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at the University of Cambridge, with the funding from LEGO Foundation. Dr. Whitebread's ideas of the importance of play and of integrating play and storytelling to teach mathematics support the fundamental building blocks of CAMathories®. 


All CAMathories®' advisors and team members are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Whitebread, which is not only a loss to CAMathories®, our students and parents communities, but it is also a great loss to the academic and research community of early years education. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and his students. CAMathories® pledges to keep Dr. Whitebread's ideas of the integration of play and learning in all our learning resources and to keep children to learn with fun and parents to teach with ease and confidence. 

Dr. David Whitebread loved walking among trees, and he loved Chile.  So it seemed appropriate that we should plant trees in Chile (Patagonia) in memory of him.  If you would like to plant a tree (they cost $7 each and you pay via PayPal) instructions are here:

Instructions in English:

The family are very grateful for any trees planted in this way - thank you.

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