Here are links to two interesting articles:
The first is a blog post from the BC Council for Families website. It discusses some of the advantages of allowing kids to get bored, and how boredom encourages creativity. Take a look!
The second article appeared on the Maclean's website. Author Ken MacQueen writes about his interview with injury-prevention expert, Mariana Brussoni. They discuss the benefits of allowing children to play unsupervised. Take a look!