I have to agree. I think so much is handed to kids already when it comes to
entertainment that kids today are missing out on learning important social
skills that come when it's left to them to coordinate their entertainment.
Both of my parents worked while I was growing up so we never had
scheduled playdates. We'd venture outside or even just call around to see
who was up for doing something. It taught me to be proactive and it helped
foster collaboration because most of my friends didn't have an idea of what
they wanted to do either. We just knew that a group of us looking for something
to do offered a better chance for entertainment. Also, because we sought each
other out it wasn't up to our parents to decide who was going to be our
friend for the day.