More Children Play Indoors Than Past Generations
Outdoor Play Has Positive Effect On Physical And Psychological Health
Posted: December 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Annie Been, Springdale resident and mother of two, said she remembers growing up on the outskirts of town, where she played outside, swinging on vines.
By The Numbers
34.5 percent: Adult obesity rate
14.2 percent: Obesity rate among 2- to 4-year-old children in low income families
20 percent: Obesity rate among 10- to 17-year-olds
15.2 percent: Obesity rate among high school students
11.3 percent: Adult diabetes rate
35.7 percent: Adult hypertension rate
At A Glance
Outdoor Activities For Children
Note: Some outdoor activities may require parent supervision depending on the activity and the child’s age.
Nature scavenger hunt
Play on a playground
Play in a tree house or playhouse
Hide and seek
Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
Source: Staff Report
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