A new study questions the trend toward less play in kindergarten. Researchers suggest that "lack of playtime is killing the joy of learning."
Authors of a 2009 report, "Crisis in the Kindergarten" call the current state of affairs, "a national disgrace." They call for return to play-based teaching, warning the nation is "blindly pursuing educational policies that could well damage the intellectual, social and physical development of an entire generation."
The complete Crisis in Kindergarten Report by the Alliance for Childhood is available for download.
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