Thursday, June 09, 2005
Let Kids be Kids!
Parents should not timetable too many activities into their children's free time.
There is no doubt that parents who frantically shuttle their children between after-school activities - perhaps to learn to start running,play tennis, practise ballet, judo or drama or a musical instrument - have the best interests of their offspring at heart.
All work and no play: parents can be guilty of over-scheduling their children's spare time. But a report published last week suggests that the over-organised lives led by many youngsters are depriving them of that essential component of childhood: play. "Play is a basic building block of life, essential nourishment for healthy development," says Doug Cole, chairman of the International Play Association and author of the report. "But many children are experiencing an inadequate variety of play experiences. It's like a child having a diet of nothing but fast food: it's just not healthy.More...
DO says : " I would like to retract my article, "Start Them Young". Just let grow up and play as children..... Just let them be kids and enjoy their childhood..."
Posted by Run HappyFeet at 8:13 AM