With all the benefits of recess, why don’t we increase them?I believe that we should have more recess. I think this because it benefits health, helps kids develop skills and helps focusing.To start things off, recess benefits with students help. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that “…Recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and, as such, it should not be withheld for punitive or academic reasons.” The sun gives off vitamin D which allows the body to absorb calcium. This is important because without that absorbing ability, we would have a higher chance of breaking our bones. Another reason that recess increases your health is that recess contributes to the 60 minutes of exercise a day “rule”. Exercising helps keep people fit. Staying fit is important to being healthy. Recess also allows students to get fresh air. Fresh air cleans your lungs and takes the dust out. Dust in your lungs can cause many conditions like Respiratory disease, Asbestosis, and much more. Secondly, Recess helps students develop skills that will be important later in life. For example, recess allows students to communicate. This is important because communicating will be an everyday thing as a child and an adult. Recess also allows the students to meet new people. When you are an adult, you will be meeting new people everyday. At recess, there are kids from other classes coming out that students may not even know at the time. I think this would be good to practice as a student before you are an adult.The third skill that students learn is the skill to cooperate. This will be important because when you are a student you will have to cooperate later when you have a job and work with other people so cooperating will make you have a higher chance of succeeding. Another reason we should have more recess is it makes kids more focused in class. The American Academy of Pediatrics also says “After recess, for children or after a corresponding break time for adolescents, students are more attentive and better able to perform cognitively.” This shows that kids perform better in school after a break. If we have more recess, we might be able to improve attention and performance.Critics may say that a student on the playground could get hurt. While this may happen, many schools have recess supervisors and according to Albert Shanker Institute, “41% of schools have a full time registered nurse.” To wrap things up, students should get more recess because recess benefits health, helps develop skills, and helps focusing. If we increase the length of recess, we may be able to increase these benefits and make them better.