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Kids need to organize their own games, too.

What Happens When We Substitute Supervised Activities for Play

Readers — One of the fundamentals of Free-Range Kids is that kids are not in constant need of adult supervision. That includes adult-supervised enrichment. Some enrichment is fine — better than fine, it’s good! But replacing all free time with  adult-led activities is like replacing all whole grains with enriched white flour. At some point […]

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Why Is Gov’t Destroying Stamps that Show Kids Playing?

Readers — Linn’s ershhitkza Stamp News reports that the government is destroying the stamps below that were supposed to boost Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” movement. You have to guess why. I’ll tell you tomorrow. Or you can check out Michael Graham’s post about them, which is where I found the story. But really. Try to guess […]

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