Common sense and studies show us that kids need a break during the school day. If that break does not allow them to get up and move around, students begin to lose focus and emotions rise. Schools across the country deal with rain, cold, snow, ice, even air pollution that keeps students inside for recess. Just yesterday, KJ Dell’Antonia shared tips (from us) for active indoor recess in the New York Times Motherlode blog.
“Winter months can mean less recess time for students. Anything from sleet to frigid temperatures can force schools to keep children indoors, and children kept indoors and inactive all day are simply not children who are ripe for attentive learning. Research supports recess — but sometimes the weather doesn’t.”
For more check out the Motherlode blog.
Find additional games and tools for recess in inclement weather on our site.
What does your school do when the weather gets tough?