Monday, April 9, 2012

Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors With Mom or Dad

Get your kids outside!

Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors With Mom or Dad: Nearly half of all U.S. preschool-age children don’t get outdoors at least once a day for parent-supervised playtime, researchers reported Monday, causing concern among experts who say early exercise habits could protect children from obesity later in life. Many children might not be getting enough...

Exercise, Washington said,  ”is just as important as learning how to read.”
The preschool years represent a time in youngsters’  development when they learn skills like throwing a ball, picking things up, running, and jumping.   “If you deprive them of that,” Washington said. “They’re less likely to be active when they get older.”

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