I would like to pose the question to the authority as to why schools give homework to children between the age of five and six.
As a parent of a five-year-old, I find it concerning that she has to spend time outside of class for schoolwork when she should be out there playing with her peers, learning and exploring the environment together.
When I was her age, all I was expected to do in class was make friends, play and sing. That’s what kindergarten should be, isn’t it? It also allows us the working parents to head to the office knowing that our children are in safe hands.
Instead, these kindergarten children are now being treated like it is never too young to chart a successful future.
Some nursery schools are even interviewing children to see if they are the right fit prior to admission.
While I am aware of the world getting more and more competitive, and these schools are merely responding to the ever-increasing challenge of living in digital times, surely there must be a point where the sacrifice doesn’t match the pay-out, which in this case, is the collective childhood of a generation versus the possibility of a good career among these children in 15 to 20 years.