Archive for December 2011

The value of direct interaction for kids

December 22, 2011

When today’s kids finally make it outside and start playing, how long do you think they go before the arguing begins? I did my own study. Take a guess.
Ahh..not long! Why?…Lack of direct interaction in their lives! When kids play video games together, they don’t really play together, they interact indirectly through the game. The game tells them what to do, how to do it…nothing to work out! One more black-eye for video games – doesn’t allow kids to develop life skills like they would through direct interaction out playing on their own,

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Playgrounds are becoming a place of sedentary activity

December 16, 2011

Studies show that kids, in general, are coming out of childhood less coordinated than kids of the past. Have you been to your local park recently? In their attempt to improve safety in the playgrounds, townships have gone overboard and are now replacing great developmental equipment with sedentary activities like Tic Tac Toe. My equipment puts the “development” back into parks. http://www.thefamiypath.com


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