Here is another article I stumbled upon while searching for a copy of the article I posted yesterday.
I like this mother’s defense of play-based preschool, and I am going to be doing a lot more research into play-based preschools. I am guilty of having been nervous that my child will not be reading by kindergarten, and that he’ll be educationally stunted and possibly never catch up (see article).
But the truth is that it’s more important that he learn in age-appropriate ways. The author of this article states: “A wide range of research shows that kids do best — not just in kindergarten, but throughout the later grades — when they’re allowed to learn in age-appropriate ways.”
So – let’s try to let our kids learn in age-appropriate ways. I’ll be sharing with you our journey in this learning adventure.
See, already I’ve learned a lot! And we haven’t even started our first week! Although, check out our “lesson plans” for this week. We’re going to be learning about THE FAMILY. I think that’s the best way to start out this preschool blog.