By Adele Peters:
Some schools are canceling recess. But this North Carolina grade school is going in the opposite direction: Kids ride bikes as they read.
Elementary school has always looked a little bit like training for a traditional office job: You show up at 8 or 9, sit at your desk, and fill out paperwork for most of the day. An average third grader might spend as much as six hours sitting in the classroom—only a little less time than the average office worker spends sitting at work. But as more offices realize that sitting all day long is actually pretty terrible for health and productivity, how long will it take schools to catch up?
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(Photo: via Read and Ride)