So I’ve been reading the book “Free Range Kids” at the library this week … only half way through so bare with me!
What do you think of when you see a sign like this one which we saw at the local playground in Broken Hill. Does it make you feel like letting your kids play here? Or does it instil fear?
Signs like this are at all the playgrounds in Broken Hill. I’ve never seen them anywhere else. Ok, so I know the reason for the signs the council is covering their backside because of the increase in crazy law suits!
As we travel round we occasionally come across an old fashioned playground with tall slides, see-saw’s and merry-go-rounds! Our kids love it! Mr 2 loves to climb to the top of the slide and swing out over it! Didn’t you do that? We have been so conditioned to “protect” our children from they slightest knock!
Here are some pictures of our kids enjoying a free range life!
Kids playing in the dirt!
Swimming in the sea!
We are all about safety! The girls who are in swimming are all confident swimmers .. the younger ones all stayed within their depth with an adult or confident swimming sibling close by. When they were running round the car park, it was when most of the shops were closed for the day and not many cars were moving.