Recess Lab for Parents and Families

A new Gallup survey found that parents and kids are aligned when it comes to valuing play and wanting more of it — but preferences aren’t matching up with reality. Parents reported that children are spending significantly more time in front of screens than they are at play, inside or outside.

As a parent, there’s a lot you can do to encourage and support healthier play at your child’s school – and make sure it’s a big part of their experience on the weekends, too.

Here’s how to get started:

SOURCE: Are We Losing Play Without a ‘Purpose’?, Education Week, August 1, 2017;