Is there a play deficit in this country?
Perfect weekend story. In this TODAY video below, Darell Hammond and KaBOOM!
are featured. His background and "giving back" story is good news, indeed, which we could use more of these days - (30 sec. commercial before - nothing we can do about that) with Matt Lauer and Jenna Bush Hager.
Here's an excerpt from his NY Times best seller book: KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. Proceeds benefit KaBOOM!:
"There is a Play Deficit in our country and it is harming our children. Our children are playing less than any previous generation, and research clearly shows this lack of play is producing profound physical, intellectual, social and emotional problems for today's kids. We can save play so our children can be fitter, smarter, happier and healthier. This book provides a road map so you can help bring play back to your family . . . and your community."
Originally posted The Daily Riff July 2011