Is Your Kid Getting Enough Active Play? 10 Ways to Know

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If there's one thing kids love doing, it's running around and generally going nuts -- and it's a good thing, because kids need to run around and go nuts. It's recommended that children ages 2 to 5 age should "play actively several times a day," and children between the ages of 6 to 17 should get at least one hour of physical activity each day. 


But who really keeps track? And who estimates accurately? Knowing your child and watching for the subtle clues that he's had plenty of good, old fashioned activity.

Wondering if your child has spent enough time engaging in free, physical play for the day? Here are 10 small signs that point to yes. 

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Is your child getting enough exercise?

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