Welcome to the official site for the Let Kids Be Kids initiative. Let Kids Be Kids is just what it sounds like. This is about the rights of kids to have fun. More importantly, it is about the needs of kids to exercise. Over the past year, there has been a number of instances of schools and other institutions banning certain forms of physical activity. Handstands, cartwheels and even ball games have been banned in certain places. These decisions are based only on fear of liability and as a result, children are missing out on one of the most important aspects of their development, physical exercise. This is important not only for proper growth and strengthening of muscles, but for social and psychological development as well.
So we want to hear your stories. What do you remember about your childhood games? Were you the king of the handball court? Could you handstand for over a minute? What sort of physical activity did you engage in as a kid and how has it helped you today? Alternatively, maybe you weren’t the most active kid. Physical activity, while essential for health and wellbeing, is not easily picked up by everyone. If you didn’t play any sport or many games as a kid, what effect has that had on you today?
Thanks for coming aboard and we hope you find our cause interesting, informative and inspiring. Physical activity is important for growth, banning it is a step in the wrong direction.