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Good Grief – Kids Are Too Safe

Bring back the jungle gyms!

Latest research shows playgrounds are too safe.

“Children need to encounter risks and overcome fears on the playground,” said Ellen Sandseter, a professor of psychologyat Queen Maud University in Norway. “I think monkey bars and tall slides are great. As playgrounds become more and more boring, these are some of the few features that still can give children thrilling experiences with heights and high speed.”

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