Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Are Grass Stains A Thing Of The Past?

A book in praise of playing outside

I grew up in a rural small town. Some of my buddies in grade school had BB guns and hunting knives. And they loved to fish. They were like their fathers. I was like mine, who did none of that stuff. I thought he was a wuss sometimes for not being an outdoorsman.

I did go in the woods a lot though. We were always outside. Sports every afternoon. TV didn’t rule then. It does now. We watch it 60 hours a week, studies say.

Kids need to play outside more. This convincing book of essays from Orion magazine is what we need to read to remind us to turn off the tube and have the kids investigate the real world.

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