Friday, July 25, 2014

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

This is a great article from the Washington Post.

"The problem: children are constantly in an upright position these days. It is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, and spinning in circles just for fun. Merry-go-rounds and teeter-totters are a thing of the past. Recess times have shortened due to increasing educational demands, and children rarely play outdoors due to parental fears, liability issues, and the hectic schedules of modern-day society. Lets face it: Children are not nearly moving enough, and it is really starting to become a problem."  Read the full article by Angela Hanscom HERE.

Let's take a page from our own long-ago childhoods, when we were given the time and space to roam a little, to play freely, to create our own games, our own rules, to enter the magical worlds of our imaginations.  Remember how fun and liberating those times were?  Let's give that our kids.  Let's help them get mud on their feet!