by Green Roots Play Equipment - 06-12-2019
Remember Recess During the 2020 BC Teachers' Strike
Definitely interesting times in British Columbia during the 2020 teacher’s strike. We know some parents who have attempted to add normalcy to their children’s lives by maintaining a school schedule. In addition, others have considered home schooling, downloaded the appropriate curriculum, and began teaching and supporting their children’s educational needs at home.
Did you know that research has shown that time on the playground can be more beneficial than time in the classroom and the skills associated with play ultimately lead to better grades? That’s right, Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta claims that time on the playground is more beneficial than time in the classroom! "The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain, and without play experience, those neurons aren’t changed."
In another study, researchers found that the best predictor of academic performance in eighth grade was a child's social skills in third grade.
So, while you parents are busy providing educational support to your children during this or any other teacher’s strike - please remember the recess in teaching and include outdoor play time!
In our next blog, we’ll highlight the top play equipment and outdoor fitness equipment to help you work free play into your child’s day.
Contact Green Roots Play Equipment at 1-855-382-7529 to learn more about any of the playground structures we carry or if you wish to learn more about applying for playground grants through the BC government’s Playground Equipment Program (PEP grants).