Doing What Works

What is preschool for?

April 19, 201641 min
Want to be a better parent? Of course you do! Start by remembering how difficult it is to be a kid. The Importance of Being Little author Erika Christakis reminds us that preschool’s a time to learn by playing, not by sitting in grownup meetings all day -- which is what seatwork amounts to. There’s often sensory overload in preschool classrooms, and kids need plenty of downtime to make up for it. If that downtime's outside? Even better!

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