Dec 31, 2012 12:45 PM by NBC News
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement encouraging schools to let kids have their playtime.
The statement says recess offers cognitive, physical and social benefits to young children.
The unstructured playtime gives kids the opportunity to develop skills that can't be taught in the classroom, and studies show kids who have recess are healthier overall.
The statement also says recess should not serve as a substitute for P.E. class.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com