Ok, school may not be the same as being stuck indoors, but it can feel like that for kids. Kids need to balance brain work with physical play. After a long day at school, many kids need to get their energy out before sitting down to homework.
Several experimental studies show that school kids pay more attention to academics after they’ve had an unstructured break to play freely without adult direction.
Playtime does not need to be hours long, as researchers also found that playtime between 10-30 minutes is optimal between academic tasks.
So, break the mold! Allow your children some time to play before sitting down to homework.