Kids Need Play and Recess

Their Mental Health May Depend on It
Release Date: 
August 1, 2018
Education Week
Contact: 

Michael J. Hynes, E.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Patchogue-Medford School District (Long Island, NY)

The benefits of recess go beyond physical development.  Remember back to your childhood - playing outside free from adult intervention or organized sports - you figured out how to negotiate, solve problems, and play well with others.  Recess time continues to decline in our schools which is making way for issues in behavior, self-regulation, and the ability to feel a sense of control.

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