Last Stand in War on Childhood?

October 2015

Kindergarten and preschool teachers everywhere are struggling to preserve play.

Photo: © Charlotte Fischer

The war against childhood continues. Children are no longer generally free to roam, play, and explore on their own, as they were in the past and are designed by nature to do. Parents who allow such play are being arrested.  Schools throughout the country have eliminated or greatly curtailed recesses. 

The last bastion in the battle to preserve childhood appears to be preschools and kindergartens, where some play still exists.  But ground is quickly being lost there, too, despite the efforts of some teachers to hold on ...

Read full article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201507/k-preschool-teachers-last-stand-in-war-childhood

 

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