The Early Walking Curriculum

... from mother and grandmother.

Amy Milstein is a homeschooling blogger who recently wrote about “The Early Walking Curriculum“. It’s a glimpse into our future 25 years from now, where experts are talking about the importance of all children walking early. Fictional studies are touted to support the benefit of making sure all kids walk by 12 months, with special intervention for those who don’t. 

Of course, the notion is a bit laughable, because we’d never do anything so crazy as expect all babies to walk by 12 months. . . or would we?

I encourage you to read Amy’s tragi-parody about Early Walking, and then think about the ever increasing “standards” the government is coming up with that can steal a childhood and damage perfectly normal children by labeling them with problems that they don’t have.

We need to stop the nonsense of making increasing academic demands on our preschoolers.  The first step is to not accept it for your own child. Give your young child the chance to develop at his pace. While you know you don’t need Amy’s fictional walking curriculum, say no to early academics too, along with pre-kindergarten “readiness” programs, because it’s not science fiction – it’s our sad reality today and we need to stop it before we indeed do have an Early Walking Curriculum.


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