Quotation by Lilian G. Katz

As you consider whether to move a child into formal academic training, remember that we want our children to do more than just learn how to read and write; we want them to learn in such a way that they become lifelong readers and writers. If we push our children to start learning these skills too far ahead of their own spontaneous interest and their capacity, we may sacrifice the long-range goal of having them enjoy such pursuits.
Lilian G. Katz (20th century), U.S. early childhood specialist. "Should Preschoolers Learn the Three R's?" Parents Magazine (October 1990).
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