A few years ago kindergarten was usually a place to keep the child happy and learning till they were ready for main school. The day would be spent playing, enjoying poetry and drawing with crayons to feel good as a child that the day was spent usefully.
However, the world of nursery and nursery rhymes as we knew it does not lend itself today to learn at the pace of knowledge development in the world today. Students learn more the sources of information rather than the information itself because the former has become more important than the latter.
The world is changing to new learning dimensions and if the tiny tots realize very late that their learning styles do not match the growth of the knowledge base then making changes will come at a heavy price and which is the price of drop in self-confidence of the child.
Do we agree that learning Language and Numeracy in the early years is more to do with training the mind to study English, Mathematics and Science in the primary and middle school and not to just get the mind and body used to saying simple words or recognizing objects? If yes, then do write to us of why we need to grow out of old learning styles and adopt new ones to keep ourselves updated with times.