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Why play is making a comeback

I recently stumbled across this post, describing why play is making a comeback, which was first published on PBS in the United States:

Click here –> http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/why-recess-amp-physical-education-are-making-a-comeback/

Seems that more and more teachers and schools are beginning to realise how short-sighted the decision to remove recess and play-time from the curriculum was.

Initially it was figured that if we just find more time in the school day to cram more information into student’s heads, then their academic performance will improve.

Wrong. Indeed, quite the opposite has been shown to occur.

There is more and more evidence to prove that allowing more time for young people to engage in free time, recess and, especially, physical activity, that their academic performance will improve. This means, more play equals better students.

What has been your experience?

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