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A tree-top view of life: Why traditional forms of play are better


By Heather Woods

As a young kid growing up in the suburbs, I remember the jealousy I felt over my neighbours fancy (well it was fancy in the eyes of a little kid) cubby house.  It clung onto the cliff edge in their backyard. It had just enough space for ‘club meetings’ and a door that closed – keeping out the eyes of prying parents. We’d spend hours playing in there and roaming the bush area beyond, always on the hunt for the next adventure – it was the making of an awesome childhood. Continue reading A tree-top view of life: Why traditional forms of play are better