Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.
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May 21, 2014
March 17, 2014
How children play is endlessly fascinating to educators, but how do children themselves think about play?
March 12, 2014
A Commentary in a recent issue of Education Week makes the case that increasing playtime in schools will help improve students' focus and academic performance while cutting back on behavior issues.
March 11, 2014
A new book by Anna R. Beresin examines play, recess, and creativity from several angles.
March 04, 2014
In Finland, a 1st grader spends 4.5 hours a day in school, 1.5 hours of which are devoted to "unstructured outdoor play."
January 20, 2014
Early-childhood experts say adults are often not giving students long enough stretches to develop their minds--especially during the school day.
January 14, 2014
Intense, analytical thinking begins 30 minutes after preschool-age children start recess, a University of Delaware professor asserts.
May 14, 2013
New research shows that children whose recess time is accompanied by coaches directing their play are a little more active than kids with comparatively unstructured recess.
May 14, 2013
Recess supervised by coaches has been shown to increase students' physical activity to an extent.
April 19, 2013
A majority of parents and K-12 educators report the need for mandatory health and physical education in schools, according to a new survey by KidsHealth in the Classroom.