The Crucial Role of Recess in School Recess is at the heart of a vigorous debate over the role of schools in promoting the optimal development of the whole child. Recess offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits. Recess is unique from, and a complement to, physical education—not a substitute for it. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and should not be withheld for punitive or academic…
This is interesting, esp. as schools are cutting down recess/playtime/phys ed to nothing, and the nutritional value of the food kids eat in schools is completely inadequate. Brains can't work well if the rest of the body isn't being taken care of.
Video - What is Forest School? Follow the link and watch this video which explains all about Forest School, the social, emotional and physical benefits from the perspective of Forest School leaders and the children who attend. Outdoor education at it's best!
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