Because we have become such a work- and results-driven society, free, unscheduled play for children has taken a back seat. In fact, since 1955, free play has been declining.
She goes on to talk about some good tips for getting your kids outside. One thing I think she misses is that we need to start trusting our kids and those around us. Despite being safer than ever, we are more afraid that someone will hurt us and thus we don’t let our kids go do anything.
That has to change.