Has kindergarten become too academic? Many educators believe children at this young age won’t like learning if it’s not fun.
Too many classrooms are sacrificing the discovery and critical thinking skills that arise through play in favor of academics. Educators say it is time to bring more play back to kindergarten.
Over the past decade, most industrialized nations, except the United States, have made great strides in enrolling children in early education programs.
Increased academic focus? Check. More testing? Check. Heightened expectations? Check. The kindergarten experience has been transformed, according to new study.
Despite the national push to get them to read and write by year-end, most kindergartners aren’t ready.