Perth kids fitted with GPS trackers as WA researchers ask whether children get enough exercise

by Claire Bickers

KIDS at Perth childcare centres are being fitted with GPS trackers dubbed “Superman belts” as part of research into whether preschoolers get enough exercise.

It follows a pilot study by the University of Western Australia that found 82 per cent of children attending childcare were not meeting physical activity guidelines.

Nature Play WA’s Griffin Longley said it could be difficult for many centres to support the recommended daily activity as most only had small spaces.

Mr Longley said children were likely to be more active in spaces that promoted imagination and creativity.

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