A parent's guide to learning outdoors

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Wherever you lived as a child, village, town or city, in a flat, on an estate or terraced house, your childhood experiences of playing outdoors would probably be very different from those of your own child today. Today's world certainly presents increased risks for children - fast, heavy traffic in the streets and the risk of approaches by strangers. On the other hand, today's children have televisions, videos, computer games and all kinds of toys that entertain them indoors. So why bother with the hassle of getting messy or the worry of your child's safety?

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