Guidelines for children’s play often measure the amount of physical activity, which involves how much active play, children should be getting.
Guidelines also outline the limitations for sedentary behavior.
Here are a few recommendations for physical activity in children aged 5-12 years:
– Children require at least 60 minutes (and up to several hours) of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.
– Children should never spend more than two hours daily using electronic media as entertainment (i.e.computer games, television, internet), and particularly NOT during daylight hours (vitamin D… sunshine…).
Currently there aren’t many official guidelines for physical activity in children under the age of five. However, North American guidelines from the NASP (National Association of Sport and Physical Education) are gaining international prominence and suggest the same general guideline of no less than 60 minutes of outdoor playtime as a no-brainer to apply.