In Praise of Play: Activities for Children and Families in Rural Communities

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Experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believe playtime could be the solution to the apparent decline in children’s health. Physical activity and play has been shown to alleviate these concerns, but only 21.6 percent of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 meet the daily recommendations for physical activity External link  set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. 


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