I Took My Kinds to an “Adventure Playground” and Gave Them a Taste of an ‘80s-Style Childhood

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I Took My Kinds to an “Adventure Playground” and Gave Them a Taste of an ‘80s-Style Childhood

Babble, 7.21.18

There has been a renewed interest in playgrounds like these in recent years, and I suspect it’s partly because of the concern that our children aren’t exposed to enough spontaneity these days. Their lives are terribly over-scheduled, and more often than not, their days involve a parent hovering closely nearby at all times. As Roger A. Hart, a children’s play expert and professor of environmental psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY told NYT: “There has been a loss of child-initiated activity.”

Submitted on: JUL 21, 2018

Category: Environmental Psychology | GC Press Coverage