Don't rush reading, math
"There is tremendous pressure by parents to begin formal education as early as possible," says Mirit Cohen, a kindergarten teacher from Tel Aviv. "They ask that the kids learn quickly to write, that we conduct a preparatory course for first grade and that everyone be ready for school. At every parent-teacher gathering I say that we should cool it a little - that 12 more years of school await the children. They should be allowed to be children."
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