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Nature Play Runs Experimental Pilot Program to Encourage Free-Range Kids in Communities

Nature Play Runs Experimental Pilot Program to Encourage Free-Range Kids in Communities
Playing outside with the neighbors used to be a natural part of childhood, but some kids are discovering that finding friends isn't as easy as it used to be.

Six-year-old James Turnbull went on the hunt for playmates in his new estate, north of Brisbane, but blinds were drawn, garage doors closed and fences locked — there was only a hum of air-conditioning.

Things have changed compared to when his mum was a kid — now, just 8 per cent of kids play outside each day, with many children glued to screens inside their homes.
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