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The Trust has a list of 50 things for children to do before they turn 11 and three-quarters to get them engaging with the outdoors, including climbing a tree, building a den, playing pooh sticks, hunting for bugs and going stargazing.
Whatever happened to 'go outside and play'?
Whether they love to play games like kickball or hopscotch or prefer nature activities like planting flowers or watching birds, we have plenty of ways to get your child off the sofa and in the great outdoors. Plan a Backyard Movie Night Now playing on a lawn near you: I can't begin to tell you how viciously we were attacked by other parents telling us how sorry they felt for our children because they were so deprived and would be so behind the other kids as they grew up. They were largely in agreement. CNN "Parental competition" has sent American families into a frenzy of overscheduling activities for their kids.