Playing on the Playground

I found this article to be interesting:

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/school-ditches-rules-and-loses-bullies-5807957

What do you think? Are kids today over protected or is it just right?

I remember back in elementary school our playground equipment was not the best, but we had the basics. We had a set of swings, monkey bars, and slides. I had the greatest time hanging upside down like a bat, and swinging and sliding like crazy. We didn’t have to many rules, other then staying where our teachers could still see us. Pretty simple. One time I did fall off the monkey bars and hit my head on a piece of concrete sticking out of the ground. I survived the event with just a little scar and a memory.

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Do you remember any of this playground equipment? I had so much fun on all of these things!!! We just had to be a little more creative with our play.

 

all images were found on Google.

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2 thoughts on “Playing on the Playground”

  1. Fascinating article, Andy. It would seem to me kids given a fairly free reign of the playground would wear them out a little and they’d have a tendency to be less aggressive with other students. Yeah, I remember that playground equipment. Those monkey bars were fun. We had to use out imaginations more when we were kids and I think it helps us think outside the box later on in life.

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