Are Today’s Playground Designs Dumbing Down Our Kids?

Are Today’s Playground Designs Dumbing Down Our Kids?

Mat Sanders
Jul 29, 2011

A recent article suggests the popular, "boring" playgrounds of today may be too safe for our children. Psychologists argue that "fear of children being harmed by mostly harmless injuries may result in more fearful children and increased levels of psychopathology." In other news, Benjamin Moore launches a new iPad magazine, MIT students create revolutionary lighting out of soda bottles and Fallingwater celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Check out these headlines and more after the jump.

Have playgrounds become too safe for kids? | Shine
Benjamin Moore Launches Magazine App for the iPad | Apartment Therapy
MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums | Inhatbitat
Fallingwater Celebrates 75th Anniversary | Arch Daily
The medals of the 2012 Olympics and look at the past | Brainstorm 9
News: SAYL Chair Wins Again | Lifework
Fallingwater Celebrates 75th Anniversary | Arch Daily

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