It's a fact! More Recess Makes Kids Smarter and Happier!
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Giving kids more recess is already improving the lives of parents, teachers, and children around the globe. Grades are improving, kids are happier, and there are fewer instances of bullying.
Fayetteville kids only get 20 minutes of unstructured play.
That's one 20 minute recess in a seven hour day!
WHAT ARE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT LESS RECESS?
"Children are going to class with bodies that are less prepared to learn than ever before."
"Many children are walking around with an underdeveloped vestibular (balance) system today–due to restricted movement."
"Even kids in kindergarten are being asked to focus for long periods of time on math and reading — even if they are not developmentally able. The result is that too many kids can’t sit still; they fidget, lose focus and act out. Some wind up being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder even when they do not have it."
Fayetteville, Arkansas is a smart, forward-thinking town. Let's ensure our kids get the same quality of life that we demand for ourselves.
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