Are We Taking Playground Safety Too Far?

Rae Pica with Jamie Freishtat, MD, Joe Frost, Catherine Holecko

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Playground safety is a concern for schools, day care centers, educators, and parents. The trend has been toward removing dangerous equipment and taking all reasonable steps to remove risk from playgrounds. But have we gone too far? Are we depriving children of the valuable physical challenges they need to develop well?

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