Recess for Treadway Elementary Students

Cheryl Smith
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Recess is vital for a child's development. Children who have unstructured recess at various times throughout the day show an increase in attention to subject matter, are less fidgety and have fewer behavioral problems. While children currently have Physical Education (PE), studies show that recess is beneficial when used to complement PE, as opposed to one replacing the other. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and, as such, it should not be withheld for punitive or academic reasons. On top of the academic benefits for children, it's just plain fun and a nice break from the rigorous academic schedule for both students and teachers. As parents of children who attend Treadway Elementary, we would like to see thirty minutes of unstructured recess every day, at the least. This should apply to children of all ages, as studies indicate the benefits of physical activity and exercise on learning is beneficial even into adulthood.

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