Kids told to play in Nature’s playground

by Lakshmi Singh

Curtin University research claims that in just one generation, outdoor play has decreased from 73% to just 13% of total play time.

Instead, the vast majority of children today indulge in more than the recommended two hours of screen use by watching TV/DVDs, playing electronic games and using computers.

The Western Australian State Government has decided to tackle this trend by developing a new program called Nature Play. The program hopes to entice kids back outside with their ultimate outdoors list – “15 things to do before you’re 12”.

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