Keep children physically active in the summer - Families & Lifestyles

Keep children physically active in the summer

Audrey Matalon | Contributing Writer | Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:57 am

During the summer when temperatures are high, children’s levels of physical activity can drop, which can have several negative effects.

“Studies show children who are not active over the summer may suffer summer-learning loss or ‘summer slide,’ which could affect their performance in the fall when school starts again,” said Laura Toussaint-Newkirk, senior director of marketing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix/Valley of the Sun JCC (The J).

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