The slow but steady shift from play to academics may seem harmless in its increments, but it has negatively affected children’s curiosity, creativity, social skills, self-regulation, problem-solving skills, knowledge of the world, and so much more. And let’s not forget about fun. The rush through childhood and the push toward academics are sucking the fun out of childhood quicker than a five-year-old can suck the filling out of a Twinkie.
Quote ID: 00151
Jeff A Johnson, Denita Dinger
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