Arkansas Democrats Say YES to Recess! New Law Gets Kids 40 Minutes of Play a Day

Kids in Arkansas are about to get some more playtime thanks to a brand new law backed by Arkansas Democrats. A bill that guarantees school children will get at least 40 minutes of unstructured playtime every day has officially been signed into law.

Having enough time for a real recess is pivotal to ensure that children develop the social, academic, and physical benefits associated with unstructured play. It is also a critical ingredient in creating a calm classroom setting for teachers and children alike to learn.

Democrats united behind this effort to help our kids out, with state Senator Joyce Elliott of Little Rock taking the lead as co-sponsor.

Starting this fall, children in Arkansas will be looking forward to going to school and getting to have some time to actually play at recess.