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Play Matters: A Case Study of Best Practices to Inform Local Policy and Process in Support of Children’s Play

Children playing outside—in spaces dedicated for play or not—signify a vibrant, healthy community. In cities and towns across America, however, children just don’t get out and play
as they used to. The barriers to play include increased screen time, reductions in school-based
playtime, more traffic, less open space, run-down play areas, and caregivers’ fears about
safety. As children become more sedentary, the loss of play has serious consequences for
health, education, and community development.

Read the full report here.
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