Do kids really need recess?
Recess = Key Part of Learning In today’s fast-paced, test-results and data focused school world, one of the first things to go is recess. At least 40% of schools have eliminated it altogether. Not only has recess been eliminated but students are spending more time sitting… and sitting… and sitting, all the while expected to…Read More
Brain Research and the Benefits of Play
Play and the Brain As chilly winter days transition into balmy spring time, children and adults both anticipate spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, the school environment doesn’t always cooperate with the onset of spring fever as students prepare for and take mandated tests or complete end of year projects. Test anxiety and teacher stress is…Read More
You deserve a break today… Wonder why so many children today are anxious, unmotivated and stressed out? Could it be that the opportunity for play is rapidly becoming extinct? Every day in every way we are all about being productive and busy. Schools are increasingly focused on academics and data collection (even in preschool). No…Read More