‘Pokemon Go’ gives kids new reason to play outside

The 'Pokemon Go' app is giving children another reason to play outside, and a staff member at St. Mary’s Park Recreational Center is hoping to

The 'Pokemon Go' app is giving children another reason to play outside.

The 'Pokemon Go' app is giving children another reason to play outside. (8/22/16)

THE BRONX - The 'Pokemon Go' app is giving children another reason to play outside, and a staff member at St. Mary’s Park Recreational Center is hoping to incorporate exercise into the game.

The app requires players to physically walk to various locations to obtain in-game characters, which is what makes the so-called "Pokefit" program possible.

Children can meet up at the park and play and walk together.

The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. daily until Friday.

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