One of your top priorities as a school administrator is to direct programming and make decisions to ensure the children in your school are receiving the best education possible. However, physical education is just as important as academic performance in terms of health, happiness, and stress-relief.
Despite its social and psychological importance, recess has been taking a back seat to academic classes in recent years. Yet not only can reducing recess time be stressful to school-aged children, but it can also worsen academic performance.
Why is recess so crucial in children's education?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines recess as a scheduled time during the elementary school day for unstructured play and physical activity. Recess provides a number of benefits for school-aged children including the following:
How can I promote recess at my school?
First, consider increasing the amount of time your students spend outside during recess. Second, be sure you're keeping up to date with the replacement parts necessary for your playground.
Aged and damaged commercial playground equipment can be dangerous to students and may result in liability issues. What's more, broken playground parts can keep students from properly using the commercial playsets your school provides.
Discount Playground Supply offers a wide array of replacement commercial playground parts to keep your school's playground in the best shape possible. To learn more about our available playground supplies, contact Discount Playground Supply today for more information.