Monday, May 4, 2009

Homework vs Play

I thought this New York Times Magazine article from yesterday was interesting on homework and academic work starting younger and younger...and the balance of play and stress-free social time for kids. Should elementary school kids have more time to play and have free-choice time and less homework?

1 comment:

Carmen said...

Homework has become a sort of nightmare this year in our home. My ten-year-old son has 2 or 3 hours homework every day after school. His teacher says her students will be well prepared for secondary school, but when I look at my child, I can only see a tired, discouraged child (or fed up, most of the time). I think this excess of homework only has negative effects. In my oppinion school ours should be enough for academical tasks. Playing is part of their development as well.