Are you doing recess right? A new tool can help
Despite the proven benefits, students probably aren't getting the most out of recess, finds a new study that offers up a 17-point checklist to optimize the playground experience. While there's little doubt that children get exercise on the playground — recess accounts for up to 44 percent of their steps taken during the school day — schools often underestimate the social, emotional and academic potential of playtime and fail to design recess to optimize those benefits.
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