Recess quality, not just the time spent out of the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of recess.
Recess is a crucial time for kids to engage in physical activity, as well as practice their social and emotional regulation skills.
“This study underscores the importance of a high quality recess experience for children,” says William Massey.
“There hasn’t been one moment or experience that has inspired my career path. Overall, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to follow my passions and curiosities. Being housed within kinesiology has allowed me to apply what we know about movement science to what we know about youth development in an effort to merge these two fields in my work.”