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Tyler, Vernelle – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes recent reductions or elimination of recess at the elementary school level. Discusses the benefits of recess for children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Argues that recess has educational and social values and should not be eliminated from the school day. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Outdoor Activities, Play
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Hartle, Lynn; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Observed the playground behavior and social interaction of 27 kindergarten children in a university laboratory school, focusing on the children's ability to successfully negotiate social interactions. Found that communication skills, ability to recognize and understand others' emotions and needs, and self-confidence are critical to positive social…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Early Childhood Education
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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the role of school recess periods in children's social development and academic achievement. Also examines changing attitudes toward the use of recess periods in the United States and other nations, and presents strategies for classroom teachers to use in advocating school recess periods in their schools and communities. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes