1. Do you like children?
2. Do you have/want to have children?
3. What is a good number of children to have?
4. When does a child become an adult?
5. Do you think children are spoilt nowadays?
6. Are you good with children?
7. Do you think children are hard work?
8. What’s the most irritating thing about children?
9. How expensive is raising children?
10. What do you think children worry about most?
11. What advice would you give to children today?
12. What time should children go to bed?
13. Would you like your children to be like you?
14. How did you spend summer holidays when you were a child?
15. From what age should children be allowed to work?
The stereotypical modern playground — with its bright colors and rubberized flooring — is designed to be
US playground designers spent decades figuring out how to minimize risk: reducing heights, softening surfaces, and limiting loose parts. But now, some are experimenting with creating risk. A growing body of research has found that risky outdoor play is a key part of children’s health, promoting social interactions, creativity, problem-solving, and resilience.
Some communities are even experimenting with “adventure playgrounds,” a format with origins in World War II Denmark, where bomb sites became impromptu playgrounds. Filled with props like nails, hammers, saws, paint, tires, and wood planks, these spaces look more like junkyards than play spaces — and parents are often kept outside of the playground while children are chaperoned by staff. Now, that question of keeping children safe versus keeping children engaged is at the heart of a big debate in playground design.