Recess 'Crucial' for Kids, Pediatricians' Group Says

Kids aren't getting enough recess at school, the country's top pediatricians' group said in a new policy statement released Monday. The statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics is the latest salvo in the long-running debate over how much of a young child's time at school should be devoted to academics -- and how much should go to free, unstructured playtime. The authors of the policy statement write that the AAP "believes that recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child's...Full Story
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