Too much kindergarten is no fun at all: Development may be stunted by full days, study suggests

06 Jun 2011 Too much kindergarten is no fun at all: Development may be stunted by full days, study suggests

Vancouver Sun, June 3, 2011: Full-day kindergarten may be hurting the learning and personal development of some children, according to new research.  Early results from a pilot study focusing on two classrooms in southwestern Ontario showed that teachers in a regular school setting were often caught in the tension that exists between meeting curriculum expectations and teaching to student interests.

The researchers argue that academic goals, focused on results and preparation for standardized tests in later years, are taking away from play-based learning that builds upon what the child already knows. Keep reading


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