Sample Letter to Superintendents - The Case for Recess

Sometimes we forget the role that recess plays in developing young minds and bodies. Schools are busy places, and teachers are busy people, so it's not surprising that recess is often the first thing to get cut or taken away as a form of punishment. In order to offer sensory- ..

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Why Walking Laps at Recess Time Isn't a Good Idea

I was in the middle of feeding my baby boy, when the phone rang. “I need your help,” the person on the other line said. It was an old friend of mine. “Our school is making it mandatory that the children walk laps during recess time.” She went on to te ..

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Five Ways to improve a child's spatial awareness

Five Ways to improve a child's spatial awareness: 1. Let them spin in circles just for fun! 2. Rolling down the hill....and then rolling back up the hill again 3. Spinning in tight circles on their swing 4. Playing on merry-go-rounds (wait a minute....aren't t ..

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