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What temperature is too cold for recess?


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Azlwendy December 15, 2012

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If you shelter your children too much from cold/hot weather, they are more likely to become ill when suddenly exposed. 30 degrees seems okay as long as they are dressed for the weather! Come on parents, let kids be kids!


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fattyman March 11, 2012

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We live in Central NY and I'm pretty sure when my son was in elementary school they used 20 degrees as the cut off (taking wind into consideration too). They wore snowpants and went sledding everyday. When it is 40-50 degrees it's like a heat wave.


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skoolbrianna June 10, 2011

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In Wisconsin it's anything under 0 degrees...I think thats too cold, I'd say 30 degrees


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applebean May 31, 2011

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Anything under 32 degrees. Put on their hats, coats, and gloves and send them outside! Kids have a higher tolerance for cold than we do and are constantly in motion - they will stay warm enough from playing!


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Keenya May 20, 2011

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I live in Southern Ca,so I feel that anything below 65 degrees is too cold for kids to play out in.


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bongo403 May 14, 2011

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At my kids' school, they're outside for anything above zero (we do factor windchill). I don't have a problem with that - we're used to the cold and they all have good winter clothing. Here, 50-60 degrees is swim-outside weather :-)


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jersey11 May 14, 2011

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Keeping kids indoors for recess is like punishment. If well dressed, they love and appreciate the fresh air no matter how cold!


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bongo403 May 13, 2011

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It completely depends on where you live -kids in a cold climate will have a greater tolerence. If ou school kep kids in at 50 degrees like someone suggested, they wouldn't have any recess at all for 4-5 months straight!


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Booksandpages April 26, 2011

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DD's school keeps them in at 10 degrees F, but I think that's too cold. Anything below freezing and I'd prefer to keep them indoors. Of course where we live, that could mean indoor recess for weeks at a time.


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kavitaberi April 26, 2011

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Anything below 45-50 with the sun and 50-55 without sun. I would rather have my child play and have fun indoors than have him suffer from cold and sleepless nights due to a couple of min of outside recess. There's plenty of time to be out otherwise




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