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Chris Betcher

Kids robbed of playtime in pursuit of academic excellence - 3 views

  • Some schools and teachers are also contributing to a sense that children are "failing" kindergarten, and becoming anxious about how they would perform in NAPLAN tests
  • There is a perception we need to hurry up and get them smart. With the pressure to get literacy rates up implies what is happening in kindy is not good enough so we need to do more to hurry them up
  • It's robbing children of their childhood and parents are wasting their money as children are not developmentally ready at that age for formal learning
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  • It's like feeding children on vitamins instead of real food
  • Xander, my older son, hated kindy," the 37-year-old said. "He was bursting into tears
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    FEARFUL parents are unnecessarily sending pre-schoolers to early learning classes to give them an academic edge.
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