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Recess May Provide Key to Improved Test Scores

Defying the trend of cutting playtime activities in favor of more test preparation, recess advocates argue that outdoor play for elementary students can enhance classroom learning and test scores.

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Dismayed by the national trend of cutting playtime activities in favor of more test preparation, advocates of recess argue that outdoor play for elementary students can enhance classroom learning experiences and improve test scores. Experts note outdoor physical activity is linked to better classroom behavior, encourages developmental and social interaction, and provides a gateway experience to healthy outdoor activity and discovery of nature. (TakePart)

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