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Why Playing Outdoors Is Important for Kids

Posted by Debra Luben, M.D. on May 24, 2017 7:52:00 AM

We see copy-and-paste posts on Facebook about the “good old days” when kids left the house at 8 a.m., played outdoors and didn’t come home until the street lights came on. They almost always draw comments pointing out that kids today don’t enjoy the same life. While some of that might be nostalgia talking, it’s true the world has changed and kids don’t play outside as much as previous generations did. Still, it is good for them and in more ways than you probably realize.

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