Let Them Play! The Argument for More Play in School

Last week I summarized and commented on an research study about the how Kindergarten classrooms have changed since the 90's, specifically, that academic demands have increased and opportunities for play have decreased. You can read that blog post here. But it's not just in school that children's daily activities have changed. A study published in 2004 found … Continue reading Let Them Play! The Argument for More Play in School

All Work and No Play in Kindergarten?

Speech-language pathologists are very familiar with the social, emotional, cognitive, and communicative importance of play for young children. Those of us who work in schools also know that opportunities for play are decreasing in our kindergarten classrooms. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net A study published in January, 2016 by researchers at the … Continue reading All Work and No Play in Kindergarten?