Day: May 12, 2020

Kids shouldn’t sit at desks all day when schools reopen

States and school districts across the country are putting together plans for reopening schools when it is deemed safe, with features that allow for keeping students and teachers apart from each other as much as possible. Many of the plans call for students to stay at their desks in the same room all day, and even eat lunch there, reducing the movement they had in schools pre-pandemic.

Hanscom explains what the consequences can be if students are forced to sit at their desks for all or much of the day without opportunities for playing outdoors.

By Angela Hanscom

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