Thursday, August 23, 2007

More Play News

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After the post on the boy's camp the other day, thought this article would give us some balance. A look at how girls are playing in suburban Chicago.

"Not a lot of kids are out there playing. In the summer, we used to play outside from sunup to sundown," said Tracy Bennett, who dropped off daughter Kayla Vysther, 12. "They don't have that urge."

Bennett said it's hard for kids to play in her neighborhood of townhomes by Elgin Community College, as there is no nearby park and no yards. Her kids don't really ride bikes, either.