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How to Bring Adventure To Your Local Park

“Back when we were kids…”

Do you ever catch yourself telling stories to children about how play used to be? The freedom and friendships of the outdoors, and playing all day until the lights came on, were staples of childhood.

It seems like forever since that kind of free play lived in neighbourhoods, and according to Deb Doncaster, President of Earth Day Canada, “self-directed, outdoor, unstructured, free play for children has been disappearing from childhood for the last several decades.”

As a result, most Canadian children spend less than one hour outside each day at the expense of their physical and mental health.

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