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Restore Recess!

Continued learning takes place on the playground.

Look below to find out what Alabama parents and teachers are saying about recess in our Alabama PTA Recess Survey Results, see what types of recess legislation other states are drafting, or just browse the research and news articles on the benefits of recess. 

And don't forget to register as a Recess Hero so that you'll receive action items and updates on the state of recess in Alabama!

Recess Requirements:

  • At least 20 minutes daily, supervised, unstructured free-play for  children preK-5th.

  • Free-play recess may

not be withheld for academic or punitive reasons.

  • Recess shall not be a substitute for daily P.E.

This is   
your child's brain
after recess.  

Alabama PTA Recess Documents

Alabama PTA
Recess Survey
Alabama PTA
White Page
Alabama PTA
Recess Resolution

Research & News Articles

Recess Laws

Curriculum guidelines in most states recommend recess, but the recommendation is overridden by more explicit mandates about instructional time.

To back up recess recommendations, many states have drafted legislation to assure recess for all elementary students.

The links provided include examples of recent legislative action.

Getting Started

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