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Kids just need some sand and a swing to get enough play

Families do not need large gardens to ensure preschoolers get enough outdoor play at home. A sandpit, swing or cubby house is enough, according to a study of 1600 Perth preschoolers. Researchers at University of WA’s School of Population and Global Health and Telethon Kids Institute examined how children spent their home time outdoors.

“This is the first time we have been able to measure outdoor playtime in the home environment,” Professor Hayley Christian, senior research fellow at UWA’s School of Population and Global Health, said.

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