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By Sean Cavanagh
January 30, 2009
Can a kickball game help transform the climate of a school? That playground activity and other informal “classic games,” such as four-square and tag, can promote student health, as well as improved classroom behavior and learning, some health advocates say.
San Francisco Chronicle
By Jill Tucker
January 26, 2009
The sound of laughing children playing tag or hide-and-seek isn't often heard on the streets of Richmond's notorious Iron Triangle. Gunshots are too common, producing an unexpected casualty: Some kids have forgotten how to play.
HealthDay and The Washington Post
By Amanda Gardner
As a pediatric resident in a hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Romina M. Barros sat in on a regular first-grade class at a local elementary school. Classes started at 8:30 in the morning, lasting till noon, with one 10-minute break during which children were not allowed to talk or move from their chairs.
December 10, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Jill Vialet
November 12, 2008
Ask any elementary school principal what the toughest part of the day is, and most will answer with one word: recess. That’s because recess is when most trouble starts.
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.
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.