Free Range Children, Times have Changed

"Parents can help the child at home with review on his newly learned sound 
through mealtime conversations that include some of the child's trouble words. 
The child may be allowed to do the grocery shopping for Mother. The parents 
can then check the success of the child and send the report to the teacher."

What strikes you about that advice?  It comes from
CLASSROOM AIDS FOR INTERMEDIATE GRADE CHILDREN 
WITH SPEECH ARTICULATION DISORDERS 
by JANICE KAY ADAMS 
B. S., Kansas State Teachers College in 1963

Here in the PHilippines, I see children on public transportation, I see children trotting around the neighborhood and outside it to run errands for their parents, picking up grocery items (including the occasional bottle of beer from a sari-sari store), out in the field half  a mile away collecting bottles and cans for change.

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