Sunday, 10 July 2011

New Puritan advice to mums - allow your children to play?


The nanny-in-chief is to issue guidance to all those Mums and Dads who don't know the bleedin' obvious:

The health guidance will be issued this week by Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, and her counterparts across the country, the Sunday Times reported.
She said: “For children that are not yet walking, there is considerable evidence that letting children crawl, play or roll around on the floor is essential during early years.
"Play that allows under-fives to move about is critical and three hours a day is essential."

You really couldn't make this up could you? Millions spent on telling parents that kids should play - while at the same time bashing them with dire warnings about safety. Doubtless the play inspectors will follow!


1 comment:

Yanto said...

I sometimes think that many of our new nannies have read Brave New World and consider it to be a rather fine idea - not a terrible warning. Of course, they all consider themselves Alpha's, when many of them are distinctly Gamma Plus at best.