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Rediscovering the Joy Of Play with Silken Laumann

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Like it or not the world has changed from what many of us, as parents, experienced throughout the days of our youth. Apparently absent is the sound of children playing freely and unstructured in our neighbourhoods. • So where have all the kids gone? • Are parents pushing their children in to too many other structured activities? • Are our lives just too darn busy to join our kids in a game of catch, hide and seek, capture the flag or hopscotch? Silken’s Lauman’s book “Child's Play” is a call for action, an inspirational guide to reconnecting with our kids and an introduction to inspiring examples for building safe, supportive communities and healthy schools. Above all, it's a book of simple ideas for parents looking for positive change and covers many useful topics such as: • Why we need to get our children up off the couch • How to take back our streets for the sake of the kids • Activities and fun games you can play with your kids • Inspiring stories of parents who are championing the power of play Kids are not as inventive as they once were. They seem to have a need to be entertained rather than being able to entertain them selves. How can we simplify play once again for the sake of our families and the benefit of our children? Join the conversation at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio when I have the distinct honour and privilege of having Silken Laumann as my guest on Wednesday, December 15th at 7PM EST. One of Canada’s most influential Olympians, an athlete, inspirational speaker, best-selling author of “Child’s Play” and a member of the International Board for Right To Play and Kids Champion for GoodLife Kids Foundation, Silken is also an inductee in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
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