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By Corey Gafnea
Everyday Education 

Our Children Need To Go Outside And Play


Last updated 6/6/2016 at 7:32pm

“Go play outside and don’t come home until I call you for dinner.”

If you were a child in the sixties or seventies, I imagine this was one of the most common phrases overheard in the endless summers of our youth. Whether exploring the woods, a creek, spending time in a tree house, wandering aimlessly or languishing by the pool, summertime often equated to time spent outside. What was true then is sadly no longer true today.

Children today spend drastically less time outside than they did 20 years ago. A 2015 study in the UK noted that three-quarters of the children there spend les...

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