"It’s critical that children arrive in kindergarten with the cognitive, emotional, and social skills." Elanna S. Yalow
Please Ms. Yalow, tell me more. I thought kindergarten was supposed to help children develop cognitive, emotional, and social skills. When did we shift the responsibilities? It's this shift that is responsible for the over institutionalizing of children. Kindergarten is not supposed to be a rigorous academic experience. Go back to playing kitchen.