Is homework really necessary for kids in kindergarten? 

April 21, 2022 at 23:08
Is homework really necessary for kids in kindergarten? 

Do you have a kindergartner in your house? Parental protocols demand that at some point, homework sessions shall take up a section of your evening. Hey, those booklets have a blank space for the parent’s signature!

Have you tried teaching the new phonetic alphabet?

Let me tell you, Maina. It’s easier for the proverbial rich man to squeeze through the eye of a needle.

The new phonetic alphabet is messing up that innate, regal awe kids have for their parents. Suddenly, daddy is no longer fit for the Superman cape – he doesn’t have a clue of basic ABC’s!


So, heads up to new dads whose kids are joining school, in May. Brace for a few evenings, which will have you looking like a total fool in the eyes of your kid. As it is, day one in school stamps the teacher as an all-knowing deity, so anything you teach your kid has to measure up.

You schooled in the archaic A – for apple, B – for boy days. Your kid will smirk with glee for catching you wrong for the first time. “No! Teacher didn’t say that!”

They’ll scream at you. In their eyes, you can read ‘What a blithering idiot’ in a billboard size font.

Ah, Buh, Cuh, Du, Fff……

At this point, you’ll call for your house manager. In that household, she’s the closest to solving this riddle. You’d better pray she can scribble a ‘parental’ signature on that homework booklet.

At the end of the first week, your kindergartner shall bring home their weekend CBC project. They are supposed to make a scarecrow.

Teacher Ann, really? What happened to simple dolls or basic game boards for projects?

You have seen scarecrows in millet farms swaying in the breeze on occasional drives out of town. But, you’ve never taken a moment to think of what it takes to make one. Do you nail rods together, and then dress that frame in old clothes?

Ah, well, let’s search online. The requirements and tools needed guarantee a rather hectic weekend ahead.

What never subsides even for a moment, is your kid’s energy. At 0400hrs, Saturday morning – kid is tagging at the foot of your bed.

“Daddy, let’s go make scarecrow. Teacher Ann said you help me!” You’ll groan and turn, but it is what it is.

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