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Title: 
Play tutoring in early childhood education
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Issue Date: 
1993
Citation: 
Teaching and Learning, 14(1),35-40
Abstract: 
The market value of a Singaporean kindergarten or preschool is generally reflected in a highly structured curriculum. Many parents favour preschools with an emphasis on workbooks and readers.
Programmes with play and little direct instruction make them nervous. With a streaming examination in Primary Four, the preschool programme often offers a thrust for school readiness to anxious parents who want to ascertain that their children can make the grade. Cases of children held back a year in kindergarten ("Kindergartens
should teach through play", 1988 and "Pvlany parents say no to learning through play", 1993) only serve to heighten their anxiety and make them search out those preschools that focus on academic skills.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0129-7112
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