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Neighborhood Fun Day

Wednesday, June 09, 2004
I'm in the midst of a campaign for Sunlight, promoting the benefits of active play. (We really need to sell this generation of kids on the joy of good, old-fashioned play -- heading outside and building forts rather than surfing the Internet in search of a software game that promises a virtual fort-building experience!)

Anyway, one of the things I've been talking about a lot during the campaign is the importance of joining forces with other parents on your block. After all, your kids aren't going to be terribly keen about playing outside if there's no one else to play with!

One of the things you can do to get all the kids in your neighborhood excited about playing outdoors is to organize your own Neighborhood Fun Day. (Don't worry -- this is a low-maintenance, high-fun activity for parents and for kids. The reason is simple: I am incapable of pulling off anything but!) :-)

| posted by Ann D @ 11:11 AM