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Why Recess is So Important for Children
The benefits of recess - social, cognitive, behavioral, and physical- are as varied as the games played during this unstructured time in the school day. Cognitive benefits are just beginning to be studied, but as more of them emerge, hopefully, more and more schools will start to implement or restore recess. This change will be to the benefit of all students — including those currently in school and those who will be in the generations to come.