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November 1, 2008
At William H. Ohrenberger Elementary School in Boston, nearly 90 percent of all students participate in recess games. Fewer than half of all kids did two years ago, before the group Sports4Kids started visiting the school, says principal Stephen Zrike.
September 17, 2008
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Bill Turque
Brearn Wright Jr. remembers recess during his first year as principal of Clark Elementary School in Petworth as "like a MASH unit." "Recess time was the time the school nurse dreaded, because she knew she'd have so many kids waiting in the lobby" to be treated for injuries from fighting or falling, Wright said.
Voice of America May 7, 2008
By Maria Hickey
May 7, 2008
Play seems to come naturally to children. But in many American cities, kids are spending less and less time outdoors or playing organized sports. So, Sports4Kids is reintroducing basic games back to the school playground.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
By Andrew Simon
May 1, 2008
During an overcast Thursday morning recess at Mann Elementary School, the kindergartners and first-graders are not just little boys and girls. They’re also sharks and minnows.
The New York Times Magazine
By Robin Marantz Henig
February 17, 2008
On a drizzly Tuesday night in late January, 200 people came out to hear a psychiatrist talk rhapsodically about play — not just the intense, joyous play of children, but play for all people, at all ages, at all times.
By Dena Levitz
September 25, 2007
A new national report on recess sheds light on the importance of the traditional activity, while criticizing school systems like D.C.’s that neither devote separate funds nor have set standards for recess.
A new national report on recess sheds light on the importance of the traditional activity, while criticizing school systems like D.C.’s that neither devote separate funds nor have set standards for recess
ABC 7 San Francisco
By Lyanne Melendez
May 23, 2007
Some Bay Area inner city schools are trying to increase the amount of physical activity that students are exposed to. The program is called Sports4Kids and kids are not only healthier, but some are also learning what it takes to lead.