This week, I am pointing you to an excellent article about Kindergarten and Play. First of all, it was written by Christopher Brown, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education, University of Texas at Austin. He is also a former FUMP parent, whose three children attended our program.
The article is based on Dr. Brown’s research. He explains that today’s kindergarten looks very different than it did 20 years ago; now, kinder looks like first grade. Within the article, Dr. Brown provides many links to further research about the importance of play and socialization in the early years. In closing, Dr. Brown says this:
Families need to be more proactive as well. They can help their children’s teachers by being their advocates for a more balanced approach to instruction.
We hope that you will get involved in your child’s elementary school and advocate for young children.
Guest Post From Dr. Christopher Brown. KINDERGARTNERS GET LITTLE TIME TO PLAY. WHY DOES IT MATTER?