This brief builds upon our takeaways from the recent Childhood, Unplugged event in Denver. It is co-authored by Megan Carolan, mother of a high-energy, rough-and-tumble toddler who must maneuver obstacles to outdoor play, and Mary MacKenzie, ICS' UK-based senior fellow and staff “Mary Poppins,” who brings a wealth of knowledge from her years of working with early childhood programs across the pond.