May 29, 2009

Radio story on children lacking playtime

WAMU (the Washington, D.C. public radio station) featured a story this morning on the importance of play and lack thereof in children's lives today. Check it out!

The Alliance for Childhood Says Children Being Robbed of Playtime
May 29, 2009 - Experts worry that little kids aren't playing enough. A new report says pre-school is too much like school The Alliance for Childhood says playtime is disappearing from pre-K classrooms. According to the group's report, delivered on Capitol Hill Thursday, even the littlest kids are getting scripted lectures and standardized tests. Founder Joan Almon says young children are geniuses at play. Listen to the story here
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