Friday, May 17, 2019

Are School Playgrounds Still Empty? Animals Get More Recess!

Are School Playgrounds Still Empty? Animals Get More Recess!

Are School Playgrounds Still Empty? Animals Get More Recess!


Parents in Florida and Tennessee and many other states have fought for recess. Sometimes children in elementary school get 20-minute breaks once a day if they’re lucky. Children should get several recess breaks each day!
We should be looking at the benefit of school recess breaks for every grade level. Middle and high school students would benefit from recess too.
I have written about recess as a main topic in about twenty posts on this blog. I mention recess repeatedly. I have read other blog posts about the need for recess. There’s much research about the importance of recess for children. Usually the research shows that children do better in school with recess!
In 2002, Susan Ohanian wrote a book about recess called What Happened to Recess and Why are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? With a book like this, one would think Americans would have realized the importance of recess breaks for their children.
Anthony D. Pellegrini wrote Recess: Its Role in Education and Development in 2005.
I wrote a section about the importance of recess in the chapter “What Happened to  CONTINUE READING: Are School Playgrounds Still Empty? Animals Get More Recess!

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