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Letter: Recess is not a luxury

As a parent, educator, psychologist, and founder of a school for young children, I believe recess needs to be understood as essential in children’s health and not a luxury.

The importance of your article “The Power of Play’’ (Globe West, Jan. 24) was in highlighting not only the physical benefits of play in relation to positive health effects but also the social and emotional benefits for children.

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