Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Recess Time and Behaviors

Pediatrics reports that 8-9 year old children who receive at least 15 minutes of daily recess had better teacher's rating scores of classroom behavior. The New York Times wrote an article on this topic yesterday. Read more at the New York Times. There is a great discussion that follows. This is a informative article for any therapists working in the schools to help us promote increased physical activity time. Want to promote more physical activity in the classroom? Check out our article entitled Therapists as Advocates for Physical Activity in Children and print out our free hand out to increase activity time in the classroom.

Reference: Barros, Romina M., Silver, Ellen J., Stein, Ruth E. K. School Recess and Group Classroom Behavior Pediatrics 2009 123: 431-436

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