The concept of T~E~A~M, Together Everyone Achieves More, has most certainly proven itself. It has been documented, through both personal experience and research, that sports and team building contribute positively to the development of children across the age span. Sports in all their diversity, promote cooperative play, teamwork, while refining gross motor development and skills. With appropriate and supportive feedback, self esteem is enhanced, cooperative play is valued, goals and success are envisioned. We of the adult community must assure that where our children play assures their health and well being.
Our children are consistently being exposed to a wider array of chemicals and toxic pesticides. The game of life is our most important play. Let us appreciate that the true meaning of "Let's Play," is to provide the best of opportunities for the health, growth and development of each child. The physical, mental, social, emotional and cognitive development of our children are to be supported and enhanced, not compromised and diminished. PLAY Yes, Let us make it a safe run!!
For additional information on policy and action see earlier post:
• Turf pesticides have been linked to both acute and long-term health problems, including neurological and endocrine disruption as well as certain cancers. Natural or organic turf management can be easily implemented for school grounds and playing fields. Watch the video.