Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In the article by Stager-to-go, “Play 60? Not in the USA!,” what matters is that children’s play is being taken away and needs to be changed. This blog was in response to the commercials and organization set up by the NFL called Play60 which encourages children to play for 60 minutes a day. Schools have taken away recess and PE classes, and turned them into more classes for learning which isn’t bad but children need time to play. Students get on the bus early in the morning, return home at dusk, do homework, eat dinner, and go to bed. There is no time for them to play. Playing is what children want to do, we don’t want to sit in class all day, we want to go outside and run around for a while. I think that Play60 is a great idea but schools need to help make that possible by giving the kids more time to play.