Winnie-the-Pooh writer Jane Riordan, who has written six original titles since the late A.A. Milne, has said that children are over-organised, blaming parents' fear they'll get bored.



Highlighting the simplicity of Christopher Robin's life in the classic books, according to Breaking News, the 41-year-old says that there is something about being able to spend all day "hunting for the North Pole" that grownups can never experience. 


“We are always rushing from one thing to another, and there’s a trend now for parents being scared that their children will get bored," the mum-of-two said on what would have been Milne's 135th birthday - now known as Winnie-the-Pooh Day! 



“We spend too much time over-organising our children, protecting them and ushering them from one club to another, but actually it’s in those in-between moments that children really develop and explore their imaginations."



Reiterating Milne's message that children form the strongest bonds when they are allowed to let their imaginations run wild, Jane, who also acts as Winnie-the-Pooh editor at Egmont publishers, continued: 


“I think Winnie the Pooh is very much embedded in our national psyche.


“It’s a key part of the lasting appeal, the idea of this safe place where children have the freedom to play and form friendships, with no adults, which gives them an incredible feeling of empowerment.”



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