The Crucial Role Of Recess In School

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Where should I begin? Should I start with the fact that fitter children do better in school? How students focus better after recess or all the future skills children learn at recess? There are so many good reasons for recess, yet people are still arguing against it. It has a big part in education by making it easier for the students and teachers. The AAP(American Academy of Pediatrics) states that recess is a crucial part of education. Recess is a step towards a better education. Everyone knows that being fit is great for physical health, but did you know it also contributes to your cognitive state? Several studies have shown that fitter children do better in school compared to their not as fit peers. In a study done by “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience” they found that children that participate in regular physical activity do better in school. The study states, “Aerobic fitness plays an important role in brain health of children...Such that highly-fit children have been shown to outperform their lower-fit peers…” Recess…show more content…
As stated in the article “The Crucial Role of Recess in School” it says, “Through play at recess, children learn valuable communication skills, including negotiation, cooperation, sharing, and problem solving as well as coping skills, such as perseverance and self-control.” As you can see, this proves that during an unstructured recess, students can learn skills that can give them an advantage in the future. Along with social skills recess can also boost creativity, without recess you are limiting a child's imagination. It gives them a chance to have their own personal time to express themselves through play and social situations. With recess comes child arguments and it helps them learn how to work through it calmly and deal with emotions. Overall, the evidence shows that recess can help children in the future by building job-related

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