Less play for kindergartners

07/26/2006 | NYTimes.com

Pressure to teach reading and math to youngsters as soon as possible is forcing many kindergartners to forego play, to the dismay of teachers and parents who say the unstructured time allows children to learn social and other skills. At one academically demanding Brooklyn charter school, kindergartners no longer have time for naps, recess or show-and-tell.

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