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Work Off Those Cheetos!

Four-year-old Ylan Isaac earnestly dumps mulch into a big plastic funnel, then pours it out. He dumps and pours, dumps and pours, making it clear that this is his favorite spot in the new playground at his preschool. With good reason, he says: "You get to play with dirt."

By Caroline E. Mayer

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