There’s a long, worn-out battle over whether preschool should be play-based or academics-based. The argument goes round and round with one side accusing the other of ignoring proper child development, or failing to prepare children for the future, or selling cute little puppies to make fashionable fur coats.
In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, I wanted to reshare this post from two years ago.
As this post from NPR points out, the diversity of characters in children’s books today does not come close to reflecting the diversity of the children in our nation. While nearly half of the children under 5 are nonwhite, book characters are still overwhelmingly white.
We’re half way through January. How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?
I’m still working on that whole “sleep at least 7 hours a night” thing, and my ambitious workout plans have been sidelined by two separate colds (yes, already). It seems like it’s pretty easy to feel like a failure around this time of year.
If your toddler is anything like mine, you count yourself lucky to use the bathroom by yourself and emerge without finding lipstick on the carpet or a few books floating in the fish tank. How do they move so fast?