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Learning Through Play: Education does not stop when recess begins

School recess is making something of a comeback, due in part to stronger science backing the importance of play to children’s learning and development. Center Director Jack Shonkoff discusses the cognitive, physical, mental, and social-emotional benefits of play and how “recess” is inaptly named because it’s an important component of school, not a distraction from it.

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