Survey: Principals say recess helps young students learn more

02/5/2010 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A majority of elementary-school principals believe recess helps to improve learning, according to a Gallup survey. Two-thirds of principals who responded said that students are more likely to listen and stay on task after playtime. The survey comes at a time when schools nationwide have replaced recess with added instructional time to prepare students for state tests. However, researchers say, the benefits of playtime for younger students should not be ignored.

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