For several years, studies and statistics have been mounting that suggest the culture of play in the United States is vanishing. Children spend far too much time in front of a screen, educators and parents lament — 7 hours 38 minutes a day on average, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation last year. And only one in five children live within walking distance (a half-mile) of a park or playground, according to a 2010 report by the federal Centers for Disease Control, making them even less inclined to frolic outdoors.Read the whole article here.
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Importance of Play
An article in The New York Times talks about the need for play in the lives of children:
Posted by Kelly Coyle DiNorcia at 12:38 PM