Boring Playgrounds Reduce Kids Physical Activity

Remember how much fun it was to zoom down that high, shinny slide with the low sides–over and over and over? Now comes a report suggesting that strict safety rules for playground equipment may make them so boring that children lose interest in playing! “Societal priorities for young children–safety and school readiness–may be hindering children’s physical development,” the authors wrote. Obviously, there must be a balance between safety and fun, challenging activities.

PositiveTip: Take your young children outdoors frequently and encourage them to safely play in fun and interesting ways.