Sunday, November 13, 2016

Island Mystery: Children's Playtime


Island Mystery is a series in which I give you clues about the mysterious island paradise that I am living on.

Children's playtime is encouraged on this island. These days, children's play time is more defined by video games and screen time. But children still do a lot of playing outside.

When I was a little girl, we looked forward to the weekends (holidays too). That is the time when we would get our 'free paper.' All the chores would get done early and we would have time to play with friends.

Children are even allowed to go to the river with friends to splash around and play.

Games like Hopscotch, Chinese Skip, Hide and Seek and Bat and Ball were games we usually played. Sometimes, parents would come out and watch too, and it would all be fun. Or maybe too much fun.

Most times, I had too much fun on the weekends! I would end up being so tired and restless, and dream about all the games, and sometimes sleep walk too. Let's just say I enjoyed my childhood♥

As an adult, I carry on the fun by getting outside and playing games, especially with my nephews  and niece when we gather as a family☺

What games do children play in your area?

Happy Monday

Love,
Summer

Island Mystery: Children's Playtime

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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33 comments:

  1. After my neighbors with the four kids moved to a bigger house in a different neighborhood I don't see lots of kids around here. But when the Robinsons lived nearby, Dad Will was always playing ball and other games with them in the street. They loved their scooters and bikes and chalk drawing on the sidewalks. I miss them. The new neighbor's kids play in the back yard, certainly safer if not as supervised, but not as much fun for us to see!

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  2. My husband grew up in Panama and stories from his childhood closely resembled some you've shared here. Here in our cul de sac at Storybook Cottage baseball and basketball are big favorites.

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  3. the island is so beautiful. I would never tire at living there. As a child, we would play red light, green light, build Christmas tree forts and red rover.

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  4. iWhen my Dad grew up they didn't have street lights so playing at night sure was dark!

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  5. We always loved hide-and-go-seek outside in the yard. Ball tag was a big hit (pun) with my boys. :)

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  6. As a child, I played hopscotch, hide and seek, and house. I was the mother and my younger friend was my daughter and of course our dolls!

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  7. As a child? I played Mother, May I?, hopscotch, jumped rope, hide and seek! Have a lovely day, Summer!

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  8. We had lots of time outside as kids - I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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  9. Gorgeous photo and delightful story ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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  10. Hide and seek is very popular around the world, I loved that when I was a child:)

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  11. Still we have no idea where you live but definitely somewhere very beautiful. :)

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  12. We played Chinese jump rope when I was a little girl. That may be the same as your Chinese skip. XO Laura

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  13. Hi Summer, very curious where you are. As a child we rode bikes, played in our playhouse and took care of our animals

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  14. Growing up all of the kids played outdoors. Hide and seek, kick the can, jump robe and many more games. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  15. That is a gorgeous place to live in for sure. So glad to hear about the children playing outside. Nothing better for kids.

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  16. Oh how I wish the kids still played like this around where I live. The kids here stay inside hooked on video games. So sad.
    However, I do see the neighbors kids in the yard playing often. They play Frisbee, football, and basketball. odd sight.
    Lisa

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  17. Looks like a wonderful place !
    Have a great week,
    Sylvia

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  18. Those days we used to play outdoor games and it was fun mixing and playing with other kids.

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  19. Bike Riding, Swinging and Hiking along the irrigation ditches...hunting for treasures. But with that being said, my girls have tough school and dance schedules...not much time for anything else.

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  20. The kids don't play out in our area like we did as kids but they have their own basketball hoops in their drive ways and they tend to do that a lot, they like skate boarding too. I still think we had more fun as kids, our parents would have to yell for us to come in from playing outside :)

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  21. That's an interesting series, Summer! Kids in out area play basket ball, lawn tennis, soccer. Now that's its raining from past month kids are getting bored and have to stay home watching TV.

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  22. Hello Summer,
    Yes, my boys like to jump on the trampoline, go swimming and bike ride in the summer. :-) In the winter we enjoy cross country skiing.

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  23. Most of the play for kids in my area involves organized sports and activities. Not a lot of free play, the way I had it as a child. We would play outside until the street lights came on and then beg to stay out for a little while and play some more. We played kickball, freeze tag, and rode bikes everywhere.

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  24. We played outside all the time! Love all the greenery in your photo.

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  25. I always played outside when I was a child, except when it rained of course. Unfortunately kids can't play outside as we could, there has always to be an adult to survey them. The world has become dangerous for children !

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  26. The trouble is that too many people see play as not valuable, but the truth is that it's how children learn best.

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  27. Wow! What a stunning looking island. We used to play outside. :)

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  28. I found myself very lucky due to the childhood that i spent in a village or call it valley because it was surrounded by lashing green hills upon which I ran up and down with cheerful songs and friends .swum in the stream flowing beside the hills and swinging along trees ahhh these memories are treasure which are beyond prices .
    Your capturing is enchanting dear .enjoyed your writing so much

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  29. When I was growing up, I remember all the neighbor kids building dirt forts in the fields behind my house. We had so much fun, and came in when mom called us for dinner. Now, the kids mostly play sports here when they're outdoors. And some like to skateboard.

    ~Sheri

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  30. my own kids growing up in 70's and 80's and on - played outdoors - we had an acre and they had good friends to play with right down the road - they got into everything and played wildly - almost like we were on an island away from everything. Sadly i don't see any kids around here playing outside. I haven't in several years. My grandkids - two of them live in Bend and when we visit we see them all outside at a park that is called compass park which has houses surrounding it - it's a meeting place for all the kids - they have a wonderful life there and I'm so glad. Other grandkids of mine do also but they don't live in California - some in Washington some in Montana.

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