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Why is recess important for your child?

Play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and has been shown to help children adjust to the school setting and even to enhance their learning readiness, learning behaviors, and problem-solving skills.1 Experts also agree that time spent playing outside can help kids release energy, socialize with peers, and learn to be creative and spontaneous.

1 Ginsburg, Kenneth. "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds." PEDIATRICS®. 119.1:182-191. 2007: Print.

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