Sod “elf and safety”……..let’s have some fun!

And so say all of us old enough to remember “playing out” for hours on end and only going home when you got hungry!

Kindadukish's Blog - I am not a number, I am a free man (The Prisoner)

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This morning I had the pleasure of taking my seven month old grandson out in his “buggy” for a stroll around the local park. It was a beautiful day and after a quick stop en route for a desperately needed cappuccino (for me, not him!) we arrived at the local park playground which was already occupied by various mothers with children in tow.

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What was lovely to see was that the children were being allowed to go on the swings, climb trees, run around, climb a frame and just generally enjoy themselves.

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Thank god there were none of the “elf n safety” brigade to stop them enjoying these activities. When will they realise that kids need to experience and element of risk as this is how they learn. And yes some will fall off various items, and yes they will cry but it is all part of learning “risk assessment”…

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