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:
- What benefits are there for the children who visit the playground from a development perspective, and what skills are they learning?
- How does this type of play promote successful cognitive and psychosocial development in middle childhood? Use the language of cognitive and psychosocial theory.
- Would you have enjoyed spending time at a playground like the one described in the article as a child?
- Would you feel comfortable allowing your own child to play in such an environment? Explain why or why not.
**THIS IS A SHORT DISCUSSION, JUST A FEW PARAGRAPHS**