The first kindergarten was set up by Friedrich Froebel in 1837. The word he coined, Kindergarten, means “children’s garden” in German. It’s no garden today.… With so many structured lessons, including math, reading, social studies, science and more, free play is getting the squeeze. In many classrooms, kids take tests and have daily homework. It’s common for five-year-olds to sit still for the majority of their seven-hour school day.
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