Playful kindergarten child in classroom

In kindergarten, playtime is over (excerpt)

[ By Susan Ohanian, author of book 'What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?' ]

School's littlest students are being assigned bigger homework loads, but some parents wonder whether less is more.

... Kim Hughes, who teaches kindergarten in Wake County, North Carolina, says homework doesn't have to be paper-and-pencil-based to be meaningful. Sometimes, she says, she just asks students to help their parents make scrambled eggs, deciding how many eggs would be needed for how many family members.

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