Topic : Children & Youth
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Galvanized by both the rollback of recess in some places and the stronger science backing play, and bolstered by a relatively new focus in educatio
Children are in school all day, everyday, for the majority of their developmental years.
Lauren McNamara, armed with new measures and data she developed, is persuading and heling elementary schools replace harmful recess patterns with new approaches that help children grow socially and emotionally, not least by helping one another grow.
Many students don’t go outside to play for recess, regardless of socioeconomic status.
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Maury is one of five D.C. elementary schools attempting to harness the disarming power of infants to help students recognize and deal with emotions in themselves and their classmates. The babies, in other words, are meant to help teach children how to be kind.