Are We Taking Playground Safety Too Far?

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

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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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Jamie A. Freishtat MD, FAAP Pediatrician & Safe Kids USA Spokesperson & Safety Advocate. Joe Frost, Parker Centennial Professor Emeritus College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction University of Texas at Austin. Author of 18 books on children’s play. Catherine Holecko is the About.com Guide to Family Fitness, a writer specializing in parenting, and the mother of two active young children.
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