October 17, 2012
Nap, Recess and Art
It has been rumored that school, or attempting to extended school days. If officials decided to give students longer school days, they should consider putting nap, recess and art back into to the schools. These three activities have been proven to be a stress reliever, and also help student start a healthier life from an early age. Although nap is mostly for pre-schoolers and kindergarten age students, taking it out of the school system was a bad idea. At such a young age, these young children need to take time and rest their bones, and minds. Nap time gives them that opportunity. Taking a nap can increase health, well-being, and intelligence, and productivity also. Recess is another fun activity that all students loves, even college students. Being able to go outside after completing a hard test is just the relief one needs. For some the little few minute that is given after class “recess”, is the only physical activity they my pursue. Recess gives students a chance to interact with other, y building social skills. It also allows students to develop character, and cooperation skills. Physical activity helps reduce cardiovascular disease, helps prevents obesity, and even increase test scores. Then art, art is an activity was students can use imagination, creativity, self expression. Brain research confirms that art education strengthens students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Music, singing, drawing, all these things are self expression of one’s self. By allowing art into the school, students have a free and easy way to open up and express themselves without fear of being judged. In conclusion, I believe that if school days are going to be longer, then these three activities should be consider a part of the day. It gives students a chance to open up and explore new things, meet new people, learn new material. It also had benefits, like healthier life style. If a child...