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AAP: All Work and No Play Bad for Kids

Med Page Today – January 02, 2013
By Cole Petrochko

AAP: All Work and No Play Bad for Kids Recess during school offers children cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits they don't get through academics alone, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wrote in a policy statement. The policy statement emphasized that recess is "a necessary break in the day" and that it "should be considered a child's personal time, and it should not be withheld for academic or punitive reasons," according to Robert Murray, MD, of Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, and Catherine Ramstetter, PhD, of the University of Cincinnati, and colleagues. The policy authors noted that recess allows a space between classes outside of…
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