Please report broken links to us. Paid resources are noted with **. Note: all research should be looked at through a critical lens, there is no denying that many research studies fail to be replicated or have mixed results.
Recess: Its Role in Education and Development**. Pellegrini, Anthony. 2005.
Detailed study on the importance of recess (and breaks in general) and why overscheduling is dangerous for our students
The Role of Recess in Primary School. Pellegrini, Anthony. 2005.
Research comprised and featured in its book by the same author, recognizing the importance of play and socialization in recess.
The Importance of Play. Whitebread, David. 2012.
A full report and collection of research supporting why play is insurmountably important for young people.
The Value of Play I: The definition of play gives insights. Gray, Peter. Freedom to Learn. 2008.
Outlines the need and practice of play in schools, including its benefits and definition as "play."