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School Recess Keeps Shrinking, and Our Kids Deserve Better (in News Section)

December 29, 2019 | By adminl1nk

When my youngest son started kindergarten in Nashville a few years ago, I was excited about a new Tennessee law requiring three 15-minute school recesses per day. I wouldn’t have to worry about my energetic little boy bouncing off the walls at school. But it didn’t last. After hearing from frustrated teachers and school leaders • Read More »

Movement Breaks Should Not Be a Substitute for Recess

December 19, 2019 | By adminl1nk

High knees and jumping jacks shouldn’t replace sunshine and free play. When the school’s phone number pops up on my phone at 11:30 on a Tuesday, I pause. For a split second, I catch myself thinking, “Please don’t be the principal.” I have to move on quickly from this line of thought because the only • Read More »

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You Can’t Control the Weather So Why Should it Control You?

December 19, 2019 | By adminl1nk

We complain kids these days are getting soft and don’t dress for the weather, but parents need to lead by example.  It was a nasty day of slushy mess—the kind that makes you want to settle in by the woodstove with a steaming mug of tea, or maybe something stronger. Yet we were here, at • Read More »

Why kids need recess more than ever

December 4, 2019 | By adminl1nk

It’s about so much more than getting daily exercise. Recess is an important part of a child’s school day, and for reasons you may not have realized before. The daily outdoor playtime about much more than burning off energy and getting exercise; it is crucial for building a sense of community and boosting academic performance. • Read More »