Cities Should Provide Children with More Opportunities for Play to Counter Health, Social Problems

Cities Should Provide Children with More Opportunities for Play to Counter Health, Social Problems

An appeal has been made for cities to make more space for children to play in order not just to counter the many health, learning and social problems that are due to today's kids playing less than people's generations, but to make cities themselves more attractive and safe places for young families to move to. Cities could accomplish this bymaking playspaces more available, local and accessible for busy families who otherwise may not find the time to fit trips to distant playgrounds into their busy schedules, and building micro-play structures on street corners and bus shelters. The appeal has been made by a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Called KaBOOM! it launched its appeal in Chicago at the end of last week, where a Playful City USA Leaders Summ...

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