While it’s true that education is the key to success, is it necessary to really push our preschoolers in order to give them a competitive edge? Over the weekend I read an article in the New York Times discussing whether it’s better for toddlers to play in the sandbox with their peers or to sit in tutoring sessions with an instructor who drills letters and numbers into their heads. The parents of the children who work with these tutors offer valid arguments as to why this is important. It instills the child with confidence and teaches them that if you learn something you get something. Personally, as a mother I want to give my child every advantage I can. But as with everything, I believe in moderation. Playtime is essential to a child’s development, which was my philosophy when creating the Early Lingo DVD Series Therefore, creating a balance between education and play is ideal. Here’s the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/fashion/with-kumon-fast-tracking-to-kindergarten.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=junior%20kumon&st=cse