Opinion: Forget Standing or Pedal Desks. Kids Need Recess

Education World – Nicole Gorman “Last month, a local newspaper reported on how Owensboro Public Schools in Kentucky is switching from the traditional desk to standing and pedal desks to ensure young children get their needed exercise. Schools throughout...

Why The Simple Solution To Academic Success Might Be More Recess

The Huffington Post – Catherine Pearson “As schools look for more time to squeeze in math, reading and other academic subjects, a long-time cornerstone of elementary school life has taken a hit: recess. According to national estimates, first graders in...

Global School Play Day 2016 is Coming

Shore Country Day School – Bill Fisher “On February 3, Shore students in Pre-K through Grade 1 will join tens of thousands of other children around the world to participate in Global School Play Day 2016, an entire day of unstructured, child-generated...

Amy Donaldson: We need to find more time for play in schools

Deseret News – Amy Donaldson “…if everyone agrees that play time benefits young people, why is there so little of it left in most schools?…We should be finding more ways for children to participate, more activities in which they can be...

Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

NPR Ed – Elissa Nadworny, Anya Kamenetz “If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of young children, you’ve likely heard the refrain — that something’s changed in the early grades. Schools seem to expect more of their youngest...