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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The shift from active play outdoors to indoor screenbased activities has meant that today's children are the first generation since the Second their parents.
Among its many actions is a commitment by all the partners to implement active play and promote healthy eating and working.
Learning Through Movement and Active Play in the Early Years: A Practical Resource for Professionals and Teachers
Marc Pingris, the hard-nosed anchor of the Hotshots' defense, is set to make a return to active play within the next two games at the soonest as Star tries to crack a championship series for the first time this season.
Health experts recommended that young children should be given at least three hours of active play per day.
Health experts recommend that young children should be given at least three hours of active play per day.
Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has released the Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives.
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Lakes Primary School's active play project taught children about games which used to be popular during breaktime, such as hoops and skipping ropes.
The other 19 babies also attended active play sessions that used toys and blocks, but without music.
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.
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