It’s Important to Play

Your Health Minute

Doctors say kids need to play.

In Your Health Minute,

To do well in the classroom, kids must spend time on the playground.

That’s according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The group recommends doctors actually write prescriptions for playtime.

They say play is crucial for brain building and cognitive development.

Experts caution, playtime doesn’t mean electronic game time.

It’s face to face unstructured play with other kids.

 

Categories: Ask The Doctor, Dee Armstrong