Growing up in Maine, I think almost any kid would rake up a wicked pile of leaves and then run and jump into them. In fact, a friend of mine and his 4-year-old son did that for hours at my house last fall. As in Country Living, experts are saying that's not a good idea and here are the reasons why.
This is the time year when leaves are falling all the time and we rake, rake, and rake. Leaves fall in more places than on your yard, if you have a patio, they fall there too. You can rake the leaves on the patio but you will also need to sweep.