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Preschool and kindergarten students can benefit from naps

from District Administration Magazine

Naps have significant academic benefits for preschool and kindergarten students, despite the fact that schools continue to cut nap time in favor of more academic activities, according to recent research funded by the National Science Foundation. In the study, researchers gave preschool students across six schools a memory learning task in the morning. Those students took afternoon naps every day for one week, but skipped naps the next week. Then, researchers examined performance on the memory task later in the day to see how much was retained. more

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