Recess, So Much More Than Just Play!

HEALTH | | October 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Recess is really so much more than play and as a mama to a special needs kids I know that more now than ever. In fact with my little girl with Autism most activities inside the school are slightly easier for my kid, at least somewhat. This is more because they are controlled and academic, both of those qualities appealing to her. Even gym time, even with her lagging behind in physical capabilities, is manageable. Recess is where the natural play is at it’s best.

Truthfully for her it is her toughest aspect of her day but also a skill so fundamental. The physical part of running around and playing is in itself so precious, even more so when obesity in kids is at scary levels. The social skills though is something wonderful to see bloom. Recess is really so much more than play.

In the past twenty years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week. Danimals Rally for Recessis a national initiative designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school. Go to Danimals Rally for Recess for a chance to win $20,000 for your Elementary school playground. Plus each day Danimals is giving recess-related prizes to keep kids healthy and active. Share your Recess memories below and go to Rally for Recess for more information on how your school can win! 

I have partnered with Dannon/Danimals to help promote the “Rally for Recess” campaign. I have been compensated for my time and commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Contest Rules.

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