(Written by Steve Jenks) Children are recommended to get at least thirty minutes of outdoor playtime each day. This recreational time ensures healthy bodies, develops motor skills, starts a lifetime of healthy habits, encourages creativity, and is a great opportunity for families to bond together.
Those who live near playgrounds typically get more exercise than those who have to travel far to find recreational opportunities. Parents can make a conscious effort to ensure outdoor playtime by either purchasing play equipment for their own yard, or tapping into a few helpful smart phone apps that guide users to outdoor play spaces. [Read more...]