“The Worksheet Dilemma”

A few favorite quotes for reflection from “The Worksheet Dilemma: Benefits of Play Based Curricula” by Dr. Sue Grossman

“While children may have the ability to perform a task, that does not mean that the task is appropriate and should be performed.”

“The mere accomplishment of the worksheet task does not signify the child’s ability to read or comprehend.”

“When we insist that children sit still and do what for them may be a meaningless task, such as completing a workbook page, we force children into a situation incompatible with their developmental needs and abilities.”

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