Nearly half of pre-schoolers not playing outside…

From Children and Nature via NAEE UK

The early childhood years are crucial for learning and development. That should involve a great deal of outdoor physical activity and playtime, but that’s not always the case. Nearly half of 3 to 5 year olds are not taken outdoors by a parent or caregiver every day, according to research presented in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine this week. “There’s a big room for improvement in how parents prioritize their time and what they’re doing in the time they’re spending with their pre-school children,” said lead study author Dr. Pooja Tandon of Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Read the full post at : http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/no_outdoor_play_for_many_kids/

Posted by : Henricus Peters

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One comment on “Nearly half of pre-schoolers not playing outside…

  1. This is a sad fact, modern children are becoming unhealthy, physically and mentally. Same things are going in Japan, but worse. Whenever I visit Japan, It is getting less and less children who are playing outside. Even I don’t see them, I don’t hear their voices for several days though many children live near our house.

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