A teacher just sent me this link: https://www.1000hoursoutside.com/blog/lets-stop-stealing-time-from-children
It’s worth a read…and in case you don’t make it to the bottom, here’s the end:
Do you want to know what kids want to do? They want to dawdle. They want to explore. They want to sniff the dandelions and squish mud between their toes. They want to laugh and they want to run. They want to read exciting books in your lap and then move on to reading exciting books in the space between two strong branches of a tree. They want expanses of time to satisfy their curiosities and to learn how to relate to themselves and to others. And do you know why they want to do these things? Because each of these things will contribute to their development in deep and untold ways. Children desperately need their childhood hours. Let’s give them some back!
– Peace on your evening,