Where are the block buildings and the dress-up clothes? | Rethinking Education

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“…Reading will come easier to most if we just wait for the appropriate developmental stage. There is a reason Russia and Finland don’t present formal reading lessons in kindergarten.”

“Parents need to speak out to their local school boards and administrators if they do not want their kindergartens to be watered-down second and third grades. Childhood is precious. It doesn’t come twice in a lifetime. The work of young children is play. There is an enormous amount of learning that takes place in the worlds of dress-up and block building and outside pretend play.” ~Kathreen Harrison

 

What a worthwhile read! …a dose of wisdom, that is just what the doctor ordered. The piece, in its entirety, is available here:

Where are the block buildings and the dress-up clothes? | Rethinking Education.

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