By Renee Koenig, Kewaunee County Human Development & Relationships Educator.
Children need to move their bodies often. They need a total of 60 minutes or more of physical activity throughout each day. Make sure part of this time is spent with you. Aim to spend at least 20 minutes every day in active play together.
Read the fact sheet:
- Español – Jueguen Juntos (2014 version) (PDF, 2 pages, 620 KB)
- How Much Physical Activity do Children Need? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved on 6/1/2020 https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/children/index.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fphysicalactivity%2Feveryone%2Fguidelines%2Fchildren.html
- Play in Early Childhood: The Role of Play in Any Setting. Harvard Center on the Developing Child. Retrieved on 6/1/2020 from: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/play-in-early-childhood-the-role-of-play-in-any-setting/
- Ginsburg, K. R. (2007). The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds. Pediatrics, 119(1), 182–191. doi: 10.1542/peds.2006-2697