I was watching the news clip, “Full day kindergarten helps youngsters”, and what came across my mind as I watched it was how much society seems to be taking away from the idea of being a child. Full-day kindergarten, as the “expert” states, “allows students to do better academically, listen more attentively, get along better with their peers, and have more success in future classrooms.” What about the importance of time spent being a child? Are children growing up to fast?
If we pressure young children to spend more time in schools, could it possibly take away the ability to think for themselves, to engage in play, to be creative, and learn in their natural environments? What about time spent with family? What is your opinion on full-day kindergarten?
– Photo by D Sharon Pruitt