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The Importance of Vitmain D

Aug 21, 2020 10:07:54 AM / by Recreation Pro Content Team posted in Play Outside

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In today's current environment of social distancing, and with the closure of many activities, including playgrounds and outdoor parks, our kids are surely missing the sunshine period. However, that lack of sunshine contributes to lowered amounts of essential vitamin D, which is responsible for bone health, focus, and can even result in mood changes and depression.

We'll explain here the importance of vitamin D for children, how much they need, potential risks of not getting enough, and offer solutions for parents aiming to ensure they get enough daily while quarantined at home.

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How to Turn Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Staycation!!!

Jul 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM / by Recreation Pro Content Team posted in Play Outside

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During uncertain times, it’s harder than ever to count on getting away for that annual summer vacation, whether you usually head for a cabin in the woods or a beach resort. But staying home doesn’t have to mean stuck at home. Whatever your family’s usual getaway destination, you can have fun designing and enjoying a “staycation” that caters to your vacation vibe.

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How Parents Can Reduce Screen Time and Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors

May 14, 2020 10:21:00 AM / by Recreation Pro Content Team posted in Play Outside

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic limited interaction between kids to online classes, Zoom parties and sharing TikTok videos, it was a struggle for parents to limit screen time for a digital native generation.

While research shows limiting kids’ screen time to two hours or less per day can improve their memory, attention and language skills, the numbers are heading in the wrong direction with U.S. teens spending an average of seven hours or more per day on their screens.

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