Children need to play…

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Doctors may soon have a prescription for health that even kids will like: more playtime. They say the research may lead to new guidelines saying youngsters between ages 5 and 16 need to be active up to 1½ hours a day. The researchers said physical activity does not demand intense exercise, such as playing soccer or tennis. There is a value to five- and 10-minute bouts of activity, where kids will run for a little while and then stop.

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  1. Erin said:

    I belive that. I think playing is good for big kids too! Ask mym mom about the research she was doing about creative people and how when you give them toys it makes them think better and come up with stuff. I think it’s very true!

    And is it just me or are these kids getting too big! My goodness, they grow fast! I miss them all so much.

    July 21, 2006

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