Why playgrounds shouldn’t be taken for granted
Watch to see how outdoor play has a positive impact on children’s health
PARAGUAY — Better health, success in school and improved confidence can all be linked to daily physical activity such as running through sand, sliding on slides and swinging on monkey bars, according to participaction.com.
But, not every child can easily engage in the exercise their hearts and minds need. “In Escobar, Paraguay, these kids have never even seen a playground,” notes James Duthie, TSN sportscaster and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) ambassador, during a visit to a CCFC-supported school.
Watch James reflect on meeting children engaged in a school’s play area while explaining why the equipment has meant so much to them.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.