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Physical Activity: What the children have to say

Here's what children have to say about physical activity
I like going on the swings the best and the slide. You can go outside and play. I like to do ballet. My favourite sport is football, because I watch it on the telly and I think I know how to play it pretty well. Get big and strong!
Play games inside? You know, if it was sunny, I would rather be outside playing football. There’s also like a playground where there is actually like a fake road that you can ride your bike and scooters on. Yeah, and it’s really fun. It is. I like to and I like to jump and moving. Catching a ball? I can do that too. Play games with the balls? I usually play soccer at school or if the fields were or if the fields would be all taken, we would just play basketball.

Here’s what children have to say about physical activity…

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  • What factors might be influencing children’s ideas and feelings about physical activity?
  • How important is physical activity in fighting childhood obesity?
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