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RESTON, VA, June 10, 2013 – This upcoming Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, the Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play joins President Barack Obama and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in urging dads to get out and play with their children.
Here are some fun, inexpensive activities with pool noodles and beach balls that everyone in the family will enjoy. "It is important for parents to engage their children in fun activities," said Bethe Almeras, director of Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play. "Children need fun movement opportunities throughout the day in order to develop early preferences for a healthy lifestyle and to develop motor competences which will support ongoing physical activity.