The Disappearing Act of Recess
Why are they taking away recess? With childhood obesity, anxiety, ADHD and depression at an all – time high. WHY? My husband volunteered in our children’s classroom one day last year for a program through our school. He got to spend half the day with one of our daughters and half the day with our other daughter. When they got home that afternoon, he immediately made them go outside to play and he went for a run. Because they SAT ALL DAY AT SCHOOL! His bottom and back were sore (possibly from the tiny elementary chairs). He only got 1200 steps all day in school and said the teachers spent more time dealing with fidgety and disruptive kids than they did teaching.
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