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Can the Return of Outdoor Play Stop Our Kids’ Obsession with Screens?

Can the Return of Outdoor Play Stop Our Kids’ Obsession with Screens?
As any parent can attest, the battle to prise children away from the glow of their screens seems endless. Nursery-age children now spend eight hours a week online, according to a new Ofcom report, with 65 per cent of three- to four-year-olds using tablets – up 10 per cent from last year.

Over a quarter of 10-year-olds are active on Facebook and Twitter.  It is statistics like these that have prompted a return to analogue education, with outdoor play chief among the ways the digital fightback is beginning; just a few weeks ago, an Ipswich academy announced it would be sending its pupils out in the rain at playtime - inappropriate footwear notwithstanding.
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