The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) considers recess a necessary break from academics that offers vital cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits. Recess is so important to children’s health and growth that the AAP issued a policy statement in 2013 stating: “Recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and . . . should not be withheld for punitive or academic reasons.” No taking recess away. Not for behavior. Not for any reason.
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