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Playing is not just fun and leisure for children. It’s a form of learning and an opportunity for kids to practice active leadership and decision making, in addition to helping them build confidence. Play allows children to act out real world situations. If something is bothering them, they can work it out in a safe, imaginary situation. Parents can also make up a fun game about why a child needs to have a needle, or children can use their toys and stuffed animals as “protection” if something is frightening them. No matter their age, playing a game teaches kids to problem solve and introduces them to the idea that in life there are rules that need to be followed. Playing also allows kids to absorb information on their own instead of learning only what they are taught in a school environment. There are various kinds of play. Social play is when kids engage with each other and learn to share, cooperate, negotiate and develop language skills. This can be anything from doing crafts to playing with Lego or going down a slide. Physical play allows kids to get active and helps develop motor skills. It also gets kids, who are(…)

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Get inspired to work out your out with classic kid's sports
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Playing sports as a kid was about running around and laughing your head off. Being active makes us feel good. Laughing with friends and family could make us feel better and give us a boost, but more researches will be needed to explain why. Childhood pastimes provide a mental and physical workout. Adults are rediscovering these games as a way to add “playtime” to the schedule while improving hearth health. Let Your Inner Kid Out Adult dodgeball leagues are growing fast across the country. The World Adult Kickball Association has been organizing tournaments for over ten years. Even Wiffle Ball is hitting the scene; remember aiming the narrow bat at a hollow, perforated plastic ball? Adults are rediscovering these youthful sports as a fun and social way to stay active without the pressure of having athletic skill. Joining a recreational volleyball league can be intimidating if you’ve never spiked a ball, but dodgeball or badminton on a Thursday night are accessible to everyone. At home, you can bust out a skipping rope and practice your “cross-overs” and “double unders” for twenty minutes while elevating your heart rate. Childhood games work well for families (and family reunions) too. A tug-o-war requires(…)

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