Doctors may prescribe playtime for kids

Doctors may start prescribing playtime to kids.

A new study recommends medical professionals prescribe playtime because playing with parents and peers is a critical part of a child's development.

It also says playtime is a vital way for kids to learn life skills and reduce stress.

The study, called "The Power of Play," was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

It recommends parents and doctors push schools toward scheduling more time for recess as well.

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