Childhood in Denmark: Why the Danes Favor Risky Playgrounds
Child Health

Childhood in Denmark: Why the Danes Favor Risky Playgrounds

Bringing up children is no child’s play. In the US, the wish to make the environment as safe for children as possible appears to deprive them of something invaluable, something characteristic of childhood that is intrinsic to it – adventures, risk-taking and playing freely which all children love. In Denmark, the situation is different: their playgrounds are risky – and full of fun.