"Play is training for the unexpected." Marc Bekoff, Evolutionary Biologist
Over the past 30 years, children’s outdoor play has a taken a drastic hit in three major areas: Time spent outdoors has decreased dramatically. Play has become over-supervised by helicopter parents, nannies, teachers. Playgrounds are sanitized - bolted down, boring and dangerously uniform.
Play is a child’s best teacher, encouraging grit, resilience, empathy, creativity, and problem-solving skills.