"Research has consistently shown classrooms that offer children the opportunities to engage in play-based and child-centered learning activities help children grow academically, socially and emotionally. Furthermore, recess in particular helps children restore their attention for learning in the classroom." http://bit.ly/2oLFQgM
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- Guy, I think you've posted about this subject in the past, and I've commented in the past. The research behind this article is very narrow and limited in scope. It's not wrong, it's just way too small. The real answer, published in 1912, is Maria Montessori's comprehensive treatise on education. It is the most complete and rigorously tested science of its kind, and it really shows what really works best for the education, development, and well-being of children as they grow into adults. If this is a topic that interests you, I suggest reading "The Science Behind The Genius" which explores the rigorous scientific validation of Montessori's work. You can find it here: montessori-science.org - Montessori: The Science behind the Genius (Angeline Lillard)
That's something worthy of your advocacy!30w
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