The New Preschool is Crushing Kids | The Atlantic

The Atlantic Atomic Moms #naptimeread : "The New Preschool is Crushing Kids" The Atlantic This week's podcast guest Erika Christakis writes in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of The Atlantic: 

The real focus in the preschool years should be not just on vocabulary and reading, but on talking and listening. We forget how vital spontaneous, unstructured conversation is to young children’s understanding. By talking with adults, and one another, they pick up information. They learn how things work. They solve puzzles that trouble them.

Listen to Christakis' in-depth interview with Ellie Knaus about her New York Times bestseller: The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grown Ups:

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