"Children who don’t go to preschool are usually from more disadvantaged families, which means they watch lots of TV and are yelled at more than they are praised, which some researchers believe can stunt cognitive development."
This sounds really scientific! But it got one commenter very confused.
"What happens if my kids are from a middle
income family who does puzzles with them, reads books with them, plays
games, takes them on outings, but also lets them watch television and
the praise/shouting ratio is probably around 50/50 depending on the day?" wrote Reality_Jane. "Do we send them to preschool for half a day, then?"
In totally unrelated news, my four-year-old attends preschool for four half-days each week. Ha ha!