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.