Pediatricians: Recess is crucial to child development

12/31/2012 | USA Today

Withholding recess time as a form of punishment or for academic reasons may be detrimental to child development, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement. Aside from improvements in children's attentiveness and behavior in school, safe, supervised recess gives them a chance for unstructured play and social interaction and creativity, the group said.

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