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Posts tagged "Recess" within Family Health

American Academy of Pediatrics: Bring Recess Back!

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The American Academy of Pediatrics is sounding the alarm with its latest report, saying that kids need to have time to play during school. But, despite growing evidence that recess in schools not only provides much-needed activity benefits for kids, but also improves a child’s concentration, behavior, academic performance and social skills, schools throughout the country continue to squeeze out this important playtime in favor of more academic subjects.