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Monday, January 26, 2009

Kids need to play at school

You mean they needed researchers to tell them this?
U.S. school children need less work, more play: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – All work and no play may be a hazard for some U.S. school children.

Researchers reported on Monday that a growing trend of curbing free time at school may lead to unruly classrooms and rob youngsters of needed exercise and an important chance to socialize.

A look at more than 10,000 children aged 8 and 9 found better classroom behavior among those who had at least a 15-minute break during the school day compared to those who did not, Dr. Romina Barros and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York reported.


Blogger Kara Jo declared,

Kids in school here even get 2 recesses each day. I love that. Not only do they get free time, but some exercise and fresh air, too.

1/26/2009 2:22 PM  
Blogger Keithslady declared,

Only 15 minutes? At 8 or 9 there should be more play than work.

1/26/2009 11:41 PM  

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