10 Ways Recess Can Help Your Child Do Better in School

A break to run around and blow off steam could be his best study aid (12 Photos)

Julie Halpert on Aug 17, 2010 at 2:12PM

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Recess Boosts Academic Performance

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a Julie Halpert on Aug 17, 2010 at 2:18PM

It may seem counterintuitive that factoring free play into an academic curriculum would make kids smarter, but an April 2010 review of school-based physical activity and academic performance studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that participation in recess was related to basic indicators of academic progress, including the ability to concentrate, attentiveness in the classroom, staying on task with assignments, as well as cognitive skills and attitudes toward school.

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