Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 by Michael
Mike Lanza and some friends have created something called Playborhood.com…
As parents of toddlers and babies, we’re concerned about whether we can provide a better life for our children than we had. We’ve certainly done well financially – better than our parents, by and large – so we can provide an abundance of material goods for our children. However, we weren’t hurting at all for material goods when we were kids, but we find that kids of today are sorely lacking in what was the greatest joy of our childhoods: free, unstructured play.
Free, unstructured play (or what we refer to as simply “play”) has virtually vanished from the lives of most children in America. We are committed to doing whatever we can to bring it back for our children and yours.
At Playborhood.com we will to build a community of parents in the United States, if not the world, that will become more aware of this problem, discuss solutions, and implement the best of those solutions.
This issue also motivates me in part to pursue Front Porch Forum. I commented on Mike’s piece here.