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'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study
Date:1/4/2012

ipment, less is often more, both experts agreed, and children can get as much out of doing jumping jacks or tossing a ball. "Running and playing games are both healthy and fun," Copeland said.

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The National Program for Playground Safety offers tips for parents as well as standards for playground equipment.

SOURCES: Kristen Copeland, M.D., FAAP, assistant professor, pediatrics, and director, primary care fellowship in child and adolescent health, division of general and community pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Angela Mickalide, Ph.D., MCHES, director, research and programs, Safe Kids Worldwide, Washington, D.C.; February 2012 Pediatrics


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