Play Deprivation Gets Traction

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Recently, the Huffington Post ran a story from Darrell Hammond, CEO of KaBOOM!, on the state of play in America. I encourage you all to read the piece and leave comments. The more voices we add to the chorus calling for change, the better. The first step to advocacy is finding your voice.

From the article…

“Go outside and play,” was once a very common phrase used in America, but those days have gone. In today’s society, children spend 50% less time outside than they did just 20 years ago. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids are spending 6.5 hours a day with electronic media — making the sofa or desk chair their favorite place “to play.”

Read the rest of the article here.

See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru

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