Nurseries urged to let children play in the great outdoors

Children have a natural love of climbing trees, kicking leaves in the woods and jumping in puddles.

But the proliferation of smart devices such as mobile phones and Ipads, as well as parental worries over safety, have drastically reduced the time children spend playing in parks, forests and fields.  Full article

 

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Taking risk out of children’s lives is putting them in danger. The Times

The nurse laughed when she opened our son’s file. It was a Sunday evening, our three-year- old was sitting in the triage room, and she was examining a cut on his head. It turned out, her records showed, that this had become an annual family event: he had been to the children’s ward every January for the past three years. “I think perhaps we just have to find a way to get you through this month,” she said to my wife.  Full article (subscription may be required) 

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