Reply To: Some people say that kids age 5-10 should be allowed to play outside once every hour, while others say that they should be allowed to play outside only during the noon break.

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Elsa
University: Peking Union Medical College
Nationality: China
December 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Younger students are China’s future, so they deserve a happy and relaxed childhood. Nowadays, some children are asked to take extra classes, such as painting or piano. But these younger children are always very tired and only have one hour to relax. Some people claim extending class time will force students to learn more knowledge. However, I believe it will make younger students unhappy.

To begin with, younger students have a poor concentrated ability due to their developing brains. Therefore, it is difficult for them to focus on lessons for a long time. If adults force younger students to sit in chairs for more than one hour, then students must been exhausted, which negatively affects their brains’ development. When I was in elementary school, my math teacher was likely to combine two classes into one and asked students to focus on lessons for a long time. Every time I finished classes, I always felt hungry and sleepy. So, forcing students to have lessons over one hour does harm to students’ growth.

Moreover, younger students like playing outsides. Also, having lessons will decreases their playing time. Undeniably, younger students dislike taking classes, not to mention the class more than an hour. Without having enough time to play with friends, younger students will be in bad moods. Even worse, they will have depression. According to the research of PUMC, children aged 5-10 in China have a high rate to have depression because they have to participate in a lot of lessons without relaxation. For example, my 9-year-old brother needs to attend the art class, the English class and the mathematics Olympiad class. He sleeps at 10:00 pm every night, which is very late for a young child. Therefore, I believe lessons for a long time will make younger students stressful.

Having long classes harms young students’ growth because they have less time to take a break. Also, this type of education can easily push students into depression. Thus, I support the view that having lessons over one hour will be bad for younger students.