…in preschool, play is under assault; desks and work sheets are increasingly replacing blocks and make-believe, the play that emanates from children’s free-flowing mental activity. The percentage of time that preschool kids spend in play decreased from 40 percent in 1981 to 25 percent in 1997. At the same time, a four-billion-dollar tutoring industry has sprung up—with a whopping 26 percent of it lavished on two- to six-year- olds.
Quote ID: 00333
Hara Estroff Marano
Our quote collection is searchable! Use the search box to find what you’re looking for.