Children who play unsupervised turn out fitter and more sociable, study says

Some exerts from the article on free range kids below...

Letting youngsters explore their surroundings without an adult present is "one of the best things a parent can do for their child's physical health and personal development", researchers claim.

Professor Roger Mackett, who led the study, said: "Allowing children to leave the house without an accompanying adult has significant benefits.

"The health benefits are clear, but without action the less tangible benefits of increased independence and self-reliance will be lost.

"That may be a very great loss with many implications." 

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