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Recess recommendations

Recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Recess should be considered a child’s personal time, and it should not be withheld for academic or punitive reasons.

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Recess should be long enough and frequent enough to allow students to “mentally decompress.”

Recess shouldn’t be used as a replacement for physical education. Unlike a PE class, recess (particularly unstructured recess) provides the creative, social, and emotional benefits of play.

Recess should be safe and well supervised.

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