Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in...
Please do not read this as pushing academics onto younger and younger children. In that regard, I think we should just step back and encourage kids to bloom and unfold. They are awesome just the way they are. We need more read aloud, conversations and social interactions. Give the kids the words they need and they will take care of the rest.
When my sons each turned four, they attended preschool. The choice to send them to school early was easy: they would socialize with other children their own age and begin learning by active, hands-on exploration and discovery.
Have you ever wondered what kinds of jobs Santa had before he became Santa Claus? He tried all sorts of jobs....from a chimney sweep to a cook to a circus performer. But, he wanted to do something more.