Playing and Physical Development

boys-play.jpgIt is imperative that our children participate in regular physical activity and exercise. Playing provides movement that is vital to all children’s physical development and helps prevent childhood obesity. Playing helps children develop muscle control and hand/eye coordination. Playing helps improve each child’s agility, balance, flexibility and overall strength. Playing is an excellent way to burn calories and can help increase the metabolic rate of a child. The effects playing has on a child will last throughout childhood. They will reap the benefits both physically and psychologically.

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