Kids don’t need a gym to be active and have fun – all they need is a place to play and a few ideas for games.
Kids love to play, and it’s a great way to get them up and about, having fun and staying healthy. From football in the park to building a den with a cardboard box, play is great for kids’ emotional, social and physical development.
Playing together is a great way to be active as a family. It burns energy and helps kids maintain a healthy weight – reducing their risk of serious illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer in later life.
Playing active games can also help your kids:
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Check out parks and playgrounds yourself before you let your kids play there. Look out for:
Allow your kids to test and stretch themselves. Small risks are part of play and help conquer fears, develop independence, while mastering new skills.
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