AT LOWCOUNTRY SCHOOLS, IT’S READING, WRITING AND RECESS.
Researchers continue to debate a subject that kids have agreed upon for ages: How important is recess?
Skip science or social studies, and most kids would hardly notice. But scrap recess? Prepare for a revolution. The prevailing opinion is beginning to take the kids’ side. Last summer, the National Network of Public Health Institutes collaborated with Health Resources In Action and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the issue. The resulting “Keep Recess In Schools” report recommends at least 20 minutes of daily recess for all students kindergarten through 12th grade.