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Studies on Play

Olga S. Jarrett, Georgia State University
US Play Coalition

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...

Marco Werman
PRI

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.

Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A safe and healthy recess has the potential to drive better student behavior, health, and learning, according to a study from and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University and Mathematica Policy Research.

Aaron Beighle, Ph.D.
Active Living Research

Regular physical activity promotes important health benefits, reduces risk for obesity and is linked with enhanced academic performance among students. The U.S.

Stephen Leff and J. Munro, PhD
Education.com

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.

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