Cincinnati Children's Blog

Kids in day care need more outdoor play time

A recent study showed that preschoolers in child care centers do not get enough time to play outdoors. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is recommended by guidelines.”

“This study shows if you do give outdoor time, children will be more physically active,” said senior study author Dr. Kristen Copeland, a researcher in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. “What happens in child care centers has important and lasting effects for children’s total daily levels of activity.”

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