Crisis in the Kindergarten - Why Children Need to Play in School Why Children Need to Play in School

By: MILLER, EDWARD AND ALMON, JOAN

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Didactic instruction and standardized testing have pushed play out of early childhood
education. Meanwhile, other social and technological trends in children’s lives, such as
increasing screen time and the linking of toys to TV shows, films, and commercial web sites,
also undermine creative play. “Adult life begins in a child’s imagination,” writes poet Dana
Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, “and we’ve relinquished
that imagination to the marketplace.”
The withering of imagination in childhood is a looming catastrophe with consequences as
profound as global climate change, but much less widely recognized. The very attributes we
most want to nurture in our children—creativity, initiative, collaboration, problem-solving,
courage—are best developed through imaginative play. Just as decisive action is needed
to reverse the process of climate change, we must change course now to restore childinitiated
play and learning to our schools and communities.
Alliance for Childhood
P.O. Box 444
College Park, MD 20741
www.allianceforchildhood.org
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Title: Crisis in the Kindergarten - Why Children Need to Play in School Why Children Need to Play in School

Author(s): MILLER, EDWARD AND ALMON, JOAN

Categories: Education and Parenting,

Publisher: Alliance for Childhood:

ISBN Number: 0982375107

ISBN Number 13: 9780982375105

Seller ID: 3811

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