chapter  8
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Top 10 Valuable Resources for Resilient Playgrounds

For a detailed response to the critics who advocate for eliminating recess, consult Pellegrini’s meticulously documented examination of the recess debate, the place of recess in U.S. schools, and the ways in which recess promotes children’s social development and classroom success. Like most of his work, this book is firmly grounded in sound empirical research and comprehensive theories of social development. At the same time, it is a good read-it is clearly written, generously sprinkled with examples, and easily understood by educators and parents even if they have no prior experience with developmental research. This book provides ample rebuttals for any school district meeting debating the relevance of recess.