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December 2010 Blog Posts (2)

ATOP Article on Recess in Atlanta Magazine

Check out my article "Play WIth a Purpose: Why Children Need Recess" in the January 2011 Atlanta Magazine issue on education.  I always say that recess and play aren't just fun and games.  They are essential components of a healthy childhood.  …

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Atlanta Needs More Recess

Atlanta's children need more recess and they need better recess. In 2011 we will launch Say YES To RECESS to help parents and schools work together to make Atlanta a place where every child gets recess every school day. Play is a critical part of a healthy childhood and a peaceful, organized and FUN recess is a…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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