Why parents are key to keeping kids moving

Seems a little trite of me really to tell people to get their kids outside and moving. And I certainly feel that way sometimes when I present this as a strategy to parents. Doesn’t everyone know that already? The value of getting outside and playing, moving, exploring, taking risks, seeing new things, making up stuff, pretending?

Well I think we all do deep down. But we also hear lots of cries from parents lately, and probably more so from society and media at large, phrases such a “kids today are too lazy to go outside and play”. “Kids today would rather be holed up inside on a screen”. “Kids today don’t know how to use their imagination”. “When I was young we used to go outside and play until we are called in for dinner or it got dark”. Or ” We had to make up our own games as we didn’t have Fortnite and Minecraft to keep us entertained all school holidays. Kids today don’t know how to be bored”.

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