What are your favourite memories of your childhood?
Being indoors or out?
Being with adults or far from their watchful eyes?
This article in the Guardian discusses several studies which have considered the benefits and risks of kids playing outdoors.
The conclusion: kids are better kids, and our society is made better through them, if they’ve spent time outside.
[e]motional benefits include reduced aggression and increased happiness.”
For me, I loved making water-proof cubby houses, growing veggies in my own corner of the garden and bouncing up and down on bendy tree branches.