When we were kids (and I hate saying that), it was "The Guiding Light", "As the World Turns" or go outside and play in the snow! Wasn't much of a choice. Heck, we didn't even have VCRs back then- 5 channels of nothing, my baseball card collection, Lincoln Logs- My goodness- We were like cavemen in the 70s!
Thank goodness for outdoor Camps like Liberty Lake that encourage kids to swim in a lake, get muddy, and interact with new kids (face to face). And a shout out to the Cub Scouts who spent yesterday outside in the snow competing in the Klondike. As parents, it's our responsibility to give our kids a push to play. OUTSIDE.
- Here's an article from the NY Times about how play is disappearing: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/garden/06play.html?
- And here's the Wikipedia entry for "Nature Deficit Disorder" which is absolutely terrifying! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_deficit_disorder
Let us know what you think~