Modern children miss out on greatest childhood joys: playing outdoors
Forget computer games, television shows and DVDs, children derive the most fun from playing outdoors, research shows.
Scientists have revealed that while staring at a screen may seem tempting, our happiest childhood memories revolve around more simple pleasures, such as building sandcastles and making daisy chains.
Kite flying, rock-pooling and other low-tech outdoor activities are also vividly recalled.
By contrast, TVs, computers and other electronic gadgets barely feature in our treasure trove of childhood memories.
Researcher Dr David Lewis said that the findings suggest that modern-day children are in danger of missing out on some of the finest life experiences.
This topic has been on my mind lately. Homeschoolers have a great advantage when it comes to spending time outdoors. However, we can also fall into the trap of spending too much time inside.
I would blog more, but I'm going to leave my computer behind and spend some time outside.
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