I was thinking today, as you do, that so many children these days do structured activities. Gone are the days when kids would come home from school and just simply go out and play with the neighbours kids etc. It seems so much time and money is spent on getting children's swimming lessons, dance lessons, music lessons, joining sporting clubs or things such as guides and scouts.
I understand that its good to be part of a team/community but I cant help but think kids need to be able to just have good old free unstructured play. Why do we feel the need to enroll our children in so many activities??