Child’s Play promotes learning

    A study of 11, 000 third-graders found that kids who have more recess behave better and are likely to learn more.

    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine concluded that a daily break of 15 minutes or more in the school day could improve learning and social development. But, as the researchers point out, less children have recess and time for play. WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott discussed the findings with therapist Dan Gottlieb.

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