Study says recess can improve student behavior

Feb. 24, 2009
Giving kids a break also may help concentration and grades

New research suggests that play and down time may be as important to a child’s academic experience as reading, science and math, and that regular recess, fitness or nature time can influence behavior, concentration and even grades. A study published this month in the journal Pediatrics studied the links between recess and classroom behavior among about 11,000 children age 8 and 9.

To read The New York Times article, click here.

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