It’s health and safety gone sane!

Originally posted on Rethinking Childhood:
I see what you did there. So I take it you are not about to share another crazy story about kids being wrapped in cotton wool. Indeed not. Today is a good day for getting rid of the white fluffy stuff. You see, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has…

Traditional outdoor games: why do they matter?

Originally posted on Rethinking Childhood:
A survey out today points to a decline in traditional outdoor games like hopscotch, marbles and conkers. You may have heard me talking about the findings on Radio 5 live this morning (from 53’30” in), supporting the call for a ‘rough and tumble play’ campaign. Mourning the loss of such…