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Let kids play active games

By unknown | May 13, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

How much activity is enough?

How much activity is enough?

Every day pre-schoolers should have at least 60 minutes of physical activity that's structured, meaning it's organised by you or another adult.

In addition they should get at least one hour - up to several hours - free play.

They should not be inactive for more than an hour at a time, unless they are sleeping. It's important to limit TV and computer time to no more than one to two hours a day.

Structured play

Pre-schoolers are likely to get structured play at childcare or in pre-school programmes through games such as "Duck, Duck, Goose" and "London Bridge".

Your pre-schooler can also get structured outdoor play at home, too. You can play in the backyard or plant a section of a garden together. Pre-schoolers also love trips to the playground.

Though many kids tend to gravitate to the outdoors, lots of fun things can be organised indoors: a child-friendly obstacle course, a treasure hunt, or forts made out of sheets, boxes or chairs. Designate a play area and clear the space of any breakables. - Kids Health


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