Download: Dad blogger wants to ‘banish the playdate’


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A dad blogger has raised a battle cry against the playdate, claiming it is ruining kids, or more specifically, the spontaneity of children.

The writer of noted when he was young he would call a friend on the phone, ask him to play, then jump on his bike and head over to his house.

It never required synchronizing schedules for a future event.

He also mentioned the word carries a formality, as if he “should be preparing a cheese plate.”

DadnCharge said scheduled activities inhibit kids’ imaginations and impedes their ability to be independent thinkers.

Read more on his stance and efforts to ‘banish the playdate’ here.

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