Want your kids to do well at school? Send them outside to play
"It’s so unfortunate that kids get the short end of the stick in this whole free play vs. structured learning debate. If adults simply let them do what they’re naturally inclined to do – mess around in the yard, digging, climbing, chasing, jumping – then there would be less need for social skills groups, special breathing techniques, coping strategies, and exercises to ‘teach’ young kids how to focus and sit still, not to mention the countless psychotropic medications given to American kids. We are attempting to teach something that should come naturally, if we only allowed it to."
Posted: Sunday 28 February 2016