this article really tugs at my heart strings. homework in kindergarten??! - how absurd! but, what makes me really sad is that kindergarten students in LA (where the stats for this article were collected from) only spend an average of 19 minutes a day in free play! yikes! it is a terrifying thought to wonder how our children will respond when they "grow up" and have to figure out how to schedule and fill their own time... let's let kids be kids! get out this weekend and PLAY!