Monkey Bars
February 9, 2010 · Posted in Education, K-5 Kids, Play, Pressure on Children · Permalink

TB-1402_monkeybar1A recent article on the effects of switching the order of recess and lunch by Tara Parker Pope makes great sense. Moving recess earlier and lunch afterwards affected both kids well being at school and also resulted in the waste of food. At a time when some schools decrease recess time to fit in more academics, it is another reminder of how important play time is for children. Pediatrics reports that a new study confirms the idea that having recess versus not isn’t in the best interest of a child’s academic performance. Parents must protect the needs of children by remembering that old fashioned running around and climbing the monkey bars is an important part of a school day.

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  1. Lola
    February 16th, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    I hope Michelle Obama will be taking this in in her new obesity initiative! It’s crazy how little recess kids get.

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