Review the Rosin article, “Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone.” This article is the basis for this discussion.
For this discussion, respond to the following prompts:
- From a development perspective, what benefits are there for the children who visit the playground, and what skills are they learning?
- Using the language of cognitive and psychosocial theory, describe how this type of play promotes successful cognitive and psychosocial development in middle childhood.
- As a child, would you have enjoyed spending time at a playground like the one described in the article? Would you feel comfortable allowing your own child to play in such an environment? Explain why or why not.