Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Modern children are glued to their screens and don’t play outside like we did in the good old days!

Trees stump climbing and sticks become hooks- Miss F and Master T

Paddling with the dog and throwing sticks for him, Miss S , Master H and Coco

Egg Rolling at Easter.

Daddy’s Dam building lesson, getting soaked but very happy!

All pictures taken within the last three weeks!

Seriously though I am fed up of hearing that modern children don’t get out enough and play. They jolly well do if you just GO.

Enough said! Please leave a link to your take on Modern in the comments or over at Wild Daffodil

Next week’s prompt is Bird.

Happy Snapping!


Comments on: "One a week photo challenge- Modern" (16)

  1. Lovely images Cathy, great dog

  2. I know exactly what you mean… I have a constant battle with devices in my house despite them having any amount of toys too!

  3. It seems parents don’t feel they can just send the kids outside to pay–they need to accompany them, and that means parent AND kids have to walk away from the technology and screens. Your grandkids have got it good!

  4. Although technology is a way of modern life, our boys are restricted to half an hour per day. The rest of the time they play happily as we did as children, as would all kids, given the chance, I’m sure. There are certainly plenty of smiles in these photos!

  5. Egg rolling brought back fond memories of my childhood in Scotland. We were free as birds when we were kids. Our grandkids live in cities but they certainly get plenty of opportunity to get outdoors and are encouraged to do so.

    • What saddens me about the egg rolling as I did it as a child on the self same hill as this picture but each year that passes there is less and less evidence of others still participating in this tradition. There are some wonderful city parks and playgrounds for the children. I really think the reason children don’t play out so much is down to adults. It’s no wonder that so called milleniums are “snowflakes” to coin a horrid phrase.

  6. Well said, and well illustrated, ma’am!

  7. Well said! Great to see the little ones having fun πŸ™‚

  8. The neighbor children are always out in our street which is the only place they have to play. I agree with you and the photos are so very sweet.

    • Thanks, sometimes they just need a little push, but once out they do really enjoy outside play. I think adults worry far too much.

  9. claire93 said:

    I think having a dog helps get the kids out lol.

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