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Washington school district deems swings dangerous

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A school district in Washington state is pulling out the swings at all schools because of pressure from insurance companies over liability, according to KEPR-TV. Richland School District has already torn out swings at some schools and they’re fast-t… [Read More]

Mom thrown in jail for letting kids play outside—huh?

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Back in the “good-old days,” a kid came home from school, gulped down a glass of milk, changed into grubby clothes and raced outside to meet up with a pack of neighborhood kids. Together they all ran around wildly, catching frogs, climbing trees an… [Read More]

Study: Little kids aren’t spending enough time outside

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Catching frogs, climbing trees, making mud pies, kicking around a ball—these are the true joys of childhood. But it turns out that many little kids aren’t experiencing them these days because they’re not getting outside. A new study, publ… [Read More]