MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds most 3- to 5-year-olds are not given enough time for active play in child care centers.
Researchers in Seattle looked at nearly 100 kids and found they were sedentary for nearly 70 percent of the time.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
They recommend increasing outdoor time.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
Meanwhile, another study in Pediatrics finds dance classes do not give children enough physical activity.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
California researchers tracked students ages 5 to 18 and found they spent nearly two thirds of the class standing, listening or stretching.