Play helps children learn language, math, and social skills, and lowers stress. From peek-a-boo to pat-a-cake and hide-and-seek to hopscotch, the many forms of play enrich a child's brain, body, and life in important ways.
The next time your child wants to play with you, say "YES." It's one of the best parts of being a parent, and one of the best things you can do for your child!
30% of Kindergarteners Don’t Have Recess!
The AAP believesrecess plays a crucial role in schools and should be used as a complement to physical education classes―not a substitute. Whether it’s spent indoors or outdoors, recess should provide free, unstructured play, or activity.
Tip for Teachers: Recess should never be withheld as a punishment.
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