How to Get Tweens Physically Active

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A new, groundbreaking study has concluded that contrary to popular belief, tweens display a high level of physical activity on school playgrounds if they have free access to age-appropriate and challenging playground equipment. The doctoral study from Ph.D. student, Thea Toft Amholt analyzes over 140 million data points. These data points were collected from more than a thousand children aged 9-12 with interviews, observations, and GPS and movement tracking.

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Tweens love playgrounds

Discover what motivates active tweens by downloading the following report from the doctoral study.

The survey data clearly indicates, that if tweens have access to playgrounds with age-appropriate and exciting equipment, they are incredibly active.

Thea Toft Amholt - Ph.D. Student, KOMPAN

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How research supports our playgrounds

Observing playground feedback and interaction for the KOMPAN Play Institute