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Families Should Play Together for Exercise

You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/families-should-play-together-for-exercise/

The Importance of Play

 Not much has changed since the American Academy of Pediatrics released their clinical report in 2006 about the importance of play in promoting healthy child development.   In fact, play is so important to optimal child development that in 1989 the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognized play as a right of every child.   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/12/the-importance-of-play/