Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The importance of play

A friend sent us a link to an interesting article called The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds.

Too often one of the responses to increasing academic mastery is to push academics into the younger grades.  The idea seems to be that if it is good for children to learn something in tenth grade it is even better to learn it in 8th or 6th grade.

But the problem is children's brains often aren't ready for learning to read at age two or three.

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