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Why is it important to encourage active play?

By moving more and sitting less, children learn to live in a healthful way.  When children particpate in active play, they develop their large muscles.  Large muscle development is important for movements such as walking, balancing, sitting up straiight, kicking, jumping, lifting, reaching, and throwing a ball.  Large muscle development also supports the development of small muscles, which helps with skills such as holding small objects and turning pages.

Active play also develops children’s confidence in their ability physically.   Active play helps children build their bones.  Habits learned early in life can create lifelong physical activity habits...

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