Fly a kite and climb a tree… the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 12

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I’ve been asked to comment on this latest survey on BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Coventry and BBC Radio Three Counties today about the latest research showing that fewer than one in ten of today’s children have played in a wild place compared to half of their parents’ generation.

So the National Trust decided to take it back to basics and highlight some of the fun activities children can enjoy and which their parents often took for granted, such as building a den, flying a kite and hunting for frogspawn.

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 I’d LOVE to hear your 50 things to do before your 12 or how about before you’re 50 ? 🙂

Read my great friend Gill Connell’s super article on Why Kids Climb!

Gill is the founder of MOVING SMART, co-author of MOVING TO LEARN, and a teacher of teachers, parents, and young children. Gill is a child development and movement expert, with more than 30 years of experience in developing high-energy, movement-based programs to foster children’s natural cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development

For more information on Gill and the Moving Smart team…



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