Wow. I agree with every word of this important article about why free play is crucial to the development of young kids, and how society is slowly but surely reducing opportunities for it to thrive.
'The most fundamental social skill is the ability to get into other people’s minds, to see the world from their point of view. Without that, you can’t have a happy marriage, or good friends, or co-operative work partners. Children practise that skill continuously in their social play.'
Roll on Spring and a childhood revolution.