The family way. Playing out is great for kids, and they love it. Yet despite the huge physical and developmental benefits of playing outside, it's no surprise that today's kids are spending half the time outdoors that their parents were when they were young. Research commissioned by JCB Kids to launch its Fresh Air play campaign found that today's children are more inclined to stay indoors and watch TV or play computer games than go outside to play.
Bring Back Old-Fashioned Playtime Children running Encourage your kids to put away the video games and get outdoors for some good, old-fashioned fun. Try three new ways to play tag; learn how to make soap bubbles; and perfect your jump-rope skills.