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Nancy Carlsson-Paige: The Error of Killing Play in Kindergarten

on August 24, 2016

I could not agree more with Nancy Carlsson-Paige.
Play is essential for children. Anyone who has studied child development, who has worked with children, knows this.
Regimenting the instruction of young children (well, all children, really, the way it is happening in too many schools now), treating children like cogs in a machine, like little robots, amounts to child abuse. šŸ˜¦

Diane Ravitch's blog

Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an expert on early childhood education, has been an outspoken opponent of the trend to push academics into kindergarten, and even preschool.

In this post, she explains how play has been banished from many kindergartens by the misguided belief that starting academics early will close the achievement gap. It doesnā€™t help kids of any origin. The children hurt most by this pressure are children of color.

She writes:

Soon many of our nationā€™s young children will be starting school for the first time. What they will likely find is something dramatically different from what their parents experienced at their age. Kindergartens and pre-K classrooms have changed. There is less play, less art and music, less child choice, more teacher-led instruction, worksheets, and testing than a generation ago. Studies tell us that these changes, although pervasive, are most evident in schools serving high percentages of low-income children ofā€¦

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One response to “Nancy Carlsson-Paige: The Error of Killing Play in Kindergarten

  1. PiedType says:

    Well, obviously what we need is pre pre-K.

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