Recess

Improves students’ learning and overall academic achievement


Reduces disruptive
behavior in the classroom


Lowers stress in students


Leads to greater on-task
behavior in the classroom



Improves students’ memory,
attention and concentration

Supports
social-emotional
development by
improving
social skills

Allows students to learn which
physical activities they
enjoy, fostering lifetime activity



Supports the normal
growth and physical
development of students


Helps students meet the
nationally recommended 60 minutes
of daily physical activity


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Increases classroom engagement

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  Recess, along with effective health and physical education,
 supports the 50 Million Strong commitment to
 empower all children to lead active and healthy lives.