A school in New York recently made headlines by banning traditional sports balls from recess (allowing soft Nerf balls instead) as well as games of tag, cartwheels and other forms of “unorganized” play.
And although this is just one school, it is happening everywhere. Schools in my own city are doing the same thing. No soccer balls or footballs. No rough games. Basically, no fun.
Now, I’m not saying that a trip to the ER is my idea of fun. But the issue that is raised in my mind is the negative and downright false lessons our kids our learning from our hyper-vigilant safety crusade.
What could be so bad about keeping our kids from getting hurt? How about this…