active play

active play

any activity from which one derives amusement, entertainment, enjoyment, or satisfaction by taking a participatory rather than a passive role. Children of all age groups engage in various forms of active play, from the exploration of objects and toys by the infant and toddler to the formal games, sports, and hobbies of the older child. Compare passive play.

ac·tive play

(aktiv plā)
Refers to the type of play in which a child engages in an activity, rather than simply watching others passively.
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It can be used for teaching cause and effect and to encourage active play Color: Baseplate colors and play sets may vary Size: 7 inches Length x 5 inches Width x 2 inches Height.
America's kids are playing far less than any other previous generation, with only one in four children getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity or active play per day," said Darell Hammond, CEO and Founder of KaBOOM
Try to: 6 Stand up and move during TV advert breaks 6 Stand or walk around while on the phone 6 Use the stairs as much as possible 6 Take up active hobbies such as gardening and DIY 6 Join in community-based activities, such as dance classes and walking groups 6 Take up active play with the grandchildren 6 Throw yourself into most types of housework
A MOBILE APP TO HELP PROMOTE active play in babies and young children has been designed by a health visitor in Kent.
Participating schools will receive a voucher worth at least PS100 for PE or active play equipment as well as details of the findings.
The southern parcel contains an active play equipment area and lawn and the northern parcel contains an attractive overlook of Boston, lawn area, sundial, and seating.
The scheme, which has seen a PS18million National Lottery fund be allocated to England's primary schools, is already helping hundreds of schools across England who currently have little suitable outside space for children to take part in PE, sport and active play.
Children accumulate their PA by engaging in active play (also referred to as physically active play, PA play, and active free play) and organized PA such as organized sport, active transportation, and physical education and other organized school activities.
The amount of time that children are engaged in active play also changes over the years, with a four year old spending on average 176 minutes per day playing; thirty minutes more than any other age group, and 64 minutes - or over an hour - more than the average twelve year old.
They recognise that some children are very active and want to run and engage in active play, while others prefer less energetic play indoors.
who lives in Park City part of each year, and was disappointed with the opportunities for her young children to engage in active play.