Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Washington to Legislate Mandatory Recess



The Washington Kitsap Sun ran an article recently on a state legislator wants to make recess mandatory in the state of Washington. Below are the comments I posted in response to the article. I hope that you will take a minute and post comments as well.

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Posted by recessdoctor on January 21, 2008 at 5:07 a.m.

Of course kids need recess and a "kid break." It is sad that we need legislation to make it happen.

I wonder how many adults would stand by and let their "work break" go by the wayside so that they could be "more productive."

Let's let "kids be kids" and release them for some break time with peers and to get out and get a little fresh air.

Recess is a research based intervention for the childhood obesity crisis. Check out:www.peacefulplaygrounds.com/research.htm

We should all be thanking Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, for the mandatory recess bill.