Kindergarden is one of the oldest words in the English language.
Its origins go back to around 3,000 BC when Greek colonists brought it to America.
The word is used to describe a building that houses a small number of children and has a distinct shape and look.
Some parents are concerned about the word’s popularity in schools and the potential impact on children learning.
For example, in 2010, the American Association of College and Teaching Assistants (AAACTA) released a report saying that over half of all schools in the U.S. have no fewer than five kindergarten students.
The AAACTA report found that over two-thirds of all kindergartens in the country have fewer than six children.
In addition to the numbers, some parents worry about the impact the word will have on language learning and social skills.
Some schools in recent years have eliminated numbers altogether, while others have made sure their classrooms are staffed with more bilingual students.
A study by the American Psychological Association found that children who learn to read in kindergarten typically learn better in school, on standardized tests, and at home.
The research found that in kindergarten, children learn more than twice as much on average as children who don’t learn the alphabet.
What do you think of the word kindergarten?
Do you think it’s a good word?
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