The topic of play has grown great interest in recent decades with researchers finding it holds a score of benefits for us humans.
It may be counter-intuitive for a frazzled mum or dad who’s longing for some quiet—but giving the kids the freedom to be noisy is great parenting.
There is little question that children today play differently to children two decades ago. 2-6 year-old children are on screens around 26 hours per week.
Have you noticed that once we’re parents, most of us want life to be civilised, tidy, quiet, and relaxed. And the kids? They want wild. They want action. They want exploration and adventure. They want PLAY!