It’s always a good time to watch this: Dr. Peter Gray’s TEDx talk on the decline of free play and its consequences (anxiety, depression). Click here to see it.
And for some solutions, visit LetGrow.org. Schools & parents can start Let Grow Play Clubs where kids make their own fun and solve their own spats. Noodle around on the site and you’ll find lots about the importance of unstructured play and how to bring it back!