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  • Reading: The Importance of Play (Part 2)

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The Importance Of Playing

Benefits of Playing Outside

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The passage talked about many benefits of playing outside. "Benefits" means good things. Children need to play outside often. Why? Take a look at this chart:

Benefits of playing outside
  • 1. Children often meet new kids. They make new friends in the playground or a sports game.
  • 2. Children exercise, and that is good for their health. Children like to run, play games, or play sports. As a result, they stay fit and healthy.
  • 3. Children have fun. They have so much fun in playing a game of hide-and-seek, soccer, or dodgeball. Fun is also very important for their health.
  • 4. Children learn to work together with other children. For example, during a game of soccer, children learn to play together as a team. They also learn to help each other.
  • 5. Children learn to control their feelings. They learn not to be angry quickly. They also learn not to cry and be strong.
  • 6. Children learn to be a leader.
  • 7. Children will get enough sunlight. Sunlight gives children Vitamin D.
  • 8. Children will grow strong bones and good eyesight. Vitamin D is good for children's bones and eyes.

The Importance Of Play

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All children love to play. They especially love to play sports or games with other children under the blue sky. You go to any park on a sunny afternoon, and you see lots of [vocab word=activity]activities[/vocab]. Some children play soccer. Some children play badminton. Many children play in the [vocab word=playground]playground[/vocab]. Many young [vocab word=teen]teens[/vocab] play basketball in the basketball court, and some teens practice skateboard on a skateboard [vocab word=ramp]ramp[/vocab].

Paragraph 2 Listen

Children in different countries like to play different sports. For example, in Canada, many people love to play ice hockey. Many people also like to watch hockey games. Ice hockey is really a [vocab word=national]national[/vocab] sport; almost all Canadians like it. Many people watch the National Hockey League (NHL) games, and everyone [vocab word=cheer]cheers[/vocab] for Canada during an Olympic hockey game or a world hockey [vocab word=championship]championship[/vocab] game. Basketball and baseball are also very popular in Canada. In Europe, soccer, or European football, is very popular. Many children and adults like to play soccer outside. During FIFA World Cup games, many people cheer for their country. Soccer is also popular in countries like China. In China, though, far more people play table tennis. Around 300 [vocab word=million]million[/vocab] (300,000,000) people play table tennis in China. Even very small children learn to play table tennis in China.

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[vocab word=psychologist]Psychologists[/vocab] say playing is very important for children. Children need to [vocab word=exercise]exercise[/vocab] outside every day in order to stay healthy. Through sports, children get [vocab word=enough]enough[/vocab] exercise for the day. They also have lots of fun. Also, children grow [vocab word=emotionally]emotionally[/vocab] through sports and games. They learn to [vocab word=control]control[/vocab] their feelings. These children don't cry or become angry easily. Moreover, they learn to work together with other children. For example, in a game of soccer, children must think, "What are the rules? How do I play with my teammates? How do I keep my ball? How do we work together to win the game?" So, in addition, children are learning to [vocab word=overcome]overcome[/vocab] problems or difficulties. Finally, sunlight gives children [vocab word=vitamin]Vitamin[/vocab] D. Vitamin D helps their eyes and [vocab word=bone]bones[/vocab].

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[vocab word=unfortunately]Unfortunately[/vocab], children today don't play outside too often. A UK study found children play outside just 4 hours / week. 30 years ago, children played 8.2 hours / week. In the US, young teens play outside for just 12.6 minutes / day. Is this a bad thing? Maybe. Many [vocab word=indoor]indoor[/vocab] activities are good for children. For example, both books and music help children grow greatly. But, [vocab word=outdoor]outdoor[/vocab] activities are [vocab word=essential]essential[/vocab] for their health. There is nothing like a good outdoor play time. Today, parents are busy. However, they need to understand that outdoor time is very important for their children. Sources: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182 https://www.childinthecity.org/2018/01/15/children-spend-half-the-time-playing-outside-in-comparison-to-their-parents/

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The Importance Of Play

Paragraph 1 Listen

All children love to play. They especially love to play sports or games with other children under the blue sky. You go to any park on a sunny afternoon, and you see lots of [vocab word=activity]activities[/vocab]. Some children play soccer. Some children play badminton. Many children play in the [vocab word=playground]playground[/vocab]. Many young [vocab word=teen]teens[/vocab] play basketball in the basketball court, and some teens practice skateboard on a skateboard [vocab word=ramp]ramp[/vocab].

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Children in different countries like to play different sports. For example, in Canada, many people love to play ice hockey. Many people also like to watch hockey games. Ice hockey is really a [vocab word=national]national[/vocab] sport; almost all Canadians like it. Many people watch the National Hockey League (NHL) games, and everyone [vocab word=cheer]cheers[/vocab] for Canada during an Olympic hockey game or a world hockey [vocab word=championship]championship[/vocab] game. Basketball and baseball are also very popular in Canada. In Europe, soccer, or European football, is very popular. Many children and adults like to play soccer outside. During FIFA World Cup games, many people cheer for their country. Soccer is also popular in countries like China. In China, though, far more people play table tennis. Around 300 [vocab word=million]million[/vocab] (300,000,000) people play table tennis in China. Even very small children learn to play table tennis in China.

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[vocab word=psychologist]Psychologists[/vocab] say playing is very important for children. Children need to [vocab word=exercise]exercise[/vocab] outside every day in order to stay healthy. Through sports, children get [vocab word=enough]enough[/vocab] exercise for the day. They also have lots of fun. Also, children grow [vocab word=emotionally]emotionally[/vocab] through sports and games. They learn to [vocab word=control]control[/vocab] their feelings. These children don't cry or become angry easily. Moreover, they learn to work together with other children. For example, in a game of soccer, children must think, "What are the rules? How do I play with my teammates? How do I keep my ball? How do we work together to win the game?" So, in addition, children are learning to [vocab word=overcome]overcome[/vocab] problems or difficulties. Finally, sunlight gives children [vocab word=vitamin]Vitamin[/vocab] D. Vitamin D helps their eyes and [vocab word=bone]bones[/vocab].

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[vocab word=unfortunately]Unfortunately[/vocab], children today don't play outside too often. A UK study found children play outside just 4 hours / week. 30 years ago, children played 8.2 hours / week. In the US, young teens play outside for just 12.6 minutes / day. Is this a bad thing? Maybe. Many [vocab word=indoor]indoor[/vocab] activities are good for children. For example, both books and music help children grow greatly. But, [vocab word=outdoor]outdoor[/vocab] activities are [vocab word=essential]essential[/vocab] for their health. There is nothing like a good outdoor play time. Today, parents are busy. However, they need to understand that outdoor time is very important for their children. Sources: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182 https://www.childinthecity.org/2018/01/15/children-spend-half-the-time-playing-outside-in-comparison-to-their-parents/

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