Active Play Opportunities at Child Care
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Physical activity (PA) is important for children’s health and development, yet preschoolers are not meeting PA recommendations. The objective of this study was to examine different PA opportunities at child care and how variation in indoor versus outdoor and free versus teacher-led opportunities relate to children’s PA.
What This Study Adds:
Preschoolers were presented with significantly fewer than recommended PA opportunities at child care. More active play opportunities are needed to increase PA, including more outdoor time, more teacher-led and child-initiated active play, and flexibility in naptime for preschoolers.
source: Pediatrics Aappublications
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