Among both boys and girls, physical activity during recess in 1st grade was directly correlated to reading fluency through 1st and 2nd grades.
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September 23, 2014
August 29, 2014
Schools can reduce stress simply by allowing children to play in green spaces, instead of only focusing on teaching children how to cope with stress.
May 21, 2014
Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.
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.