Through the years I have been hearing that children in kindergarten and above get little to no recess. Recess is essential in children's lives and this is for children of any age because it builds their self-esteem and gives them time to relax. Plus kids will be able to play actively on playgrounds and fields, and get their energy out. Let's work to increase children's recess time to at least 1 hour per day at home and school. Thirty minutes of recess is limited for kids of any age.