Kids are spending too much time sitting indoors writes Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, in the Washington Post‘s Answer Sheet. When they do go outside to play, a misplaced concern for safety keeps them from getting the benefits of active play.
“We have monkey bars, but we aren’t allowed to go upside down on them,” a boy told her. They think we are going to hurt ourselves.”
Other children said they “weren’t permitted to swing on their bellies or spin in circles, for fear they may get dizzy,” writes Hanscom.
An 8-year-old girl said, “We have woods, but can’t go…
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