Do we really have to re-surface every playground in America because they aren’t safe enough? Tim Gill, author of the blog “Rethinking fdbiynbyea Childhood,“Â andÂ Bernard Spiegel, granddaddy of the idea of “beneficial risk,” and Jay Beckwith, the veneratedÂ playground guru, are just some of the big names in the “play” world alertingÂ us to potentially over-the-top new […]
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Schoolyard Off Limits to Kids?
May 20, 2014
Readers zeaaizbyab — My guess is what we have here is a terrible insurance regulation or some such. This is from Ontario, Canada: Dear Free Range Kids: My kids, grade 1 and 4, are among the few at our suburban school who actually walk to school. We have several playgrounds in our neighbourhood, and with […]
UPDATE WITH YOUR LOCAL MERRY-GO-ROUND! This Dog Gets to Have More Fun than Your Kids
December 11, 2013
UPDATE: *********Readers, one of you asked us to start a list of parks that still have merry-go-rounds. Does yours? If so, please tell us where it is!********* Readers, did you grow up with a merry-go-round at the park? And now? Interestingly, I couldn’t find any laws that state merry-go-rounds mustÂ go, only reams of regulations […]