The recess issue. Recess has traditionally been an important part of the day for school children, a time when they organize their own games, play on playground equipment, run and chase each other, carry on cultural traditions of clapping games or jump rope rhymes, dig in the dirt, investigate...
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Studies on Play
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences adds to a growing body of research that suggests a positive correlation between exercise and academic performance.
A safe and healthy recess has the potential to drive better student behavior, health, and learning, according to a study from Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University.
Regular physical activity promotes important health benefits, reduces risk for obesity and is linked with enhanced academic performance among students. The U.S.
A study in Philadelphia illustrates how the development of a partnership between researchers, teachers, community members, and students can lead to a playground-based bully-prevention program.