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 DadnCharge.com 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.