After a decades long absence, most schools in my city are restoring recess—a much-needed break in the school day
It’s been proven that unstructured play aids in strengthening social, and cognitive skills, along with giving kids time OUTSIDE, away from the ongoing screen time of computers and Snartboards. Moreover, physical activity truly helps in the fight against childhood obesity.
Since I’ve come back to work this year, I’ve noticed a slight decrease in that post-lunch crazies that can make afternoons drag like cement blocks. They seem to listen a bit better, and attempt at staying more focused. It remains to be seen how my kids fare this year.