The summer of play: Nine ways to let your kid be a kid this summer

by Madeline Levine

No doubt about it: Time for unstructured play is dwindling. There are many reasons why this is so. We’re working more hours. We’re spending more time “plugged in” to TV, phones, video games and the Internet. Kids have more homework than ever. And as a society we seem to have decided structured activities – academic, athletic and otherwise – are more beneficial than play.[...]   Read More -->