Mindset Minute: The importance of play time
Excerpt from WFAA
DALLAS — Go outside and play!
It’s as simple as that.
Parents, you know physical activity is healthy for your children.
It’s also great for their emotional development.
A 2019 CDC study found that recess and outdoor play boosts children’s memory, concentration, and improves their interactions at school.
And Stanford researchers found that playing outside improved social skills – like cooperation, conflict resolution, and helped kids find outlets to deal with stress.
Whether it’s going on a walk around the neighborhood, shooting hoops in the driveway, or spending time on the playground – the American Academy of Pediatrics says children should be physically active for at least an hour a day
Check it out on WFAA.com.