KaBOOM! CEO Darell Hammond wrote in the Huffington Post this week on the lack of recess in schools, and pointed out things parents can do to change the situation. Here's a snippet:
"The physical activity and social interactions gained from free play is essential to the healthy physical, emotional and cognitive development of children. It is imperative that we allow our children daily recess time to run, jump, swing - and learn. Join me, KaBOOM! and the many others in the movement for play as we continue to rally communities across the country to save recess in our schools."
Read the full article: Even Congress Gets Recess, So Why Are Schools Taking It Away From Kids? (Huffington Post)