PASADENA, CA - JUNE 25: Children cooling off at Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 25, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Weekend)
Doctors may start prescribing playtime to kids.
A new study recommends medical professionals prescribe playtime because playing with parents and peers is a critical part of a child's development.
It also says playtime is a vital way for kids to learn life skills and reduce stress.
The study, called "The Power of Play," was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
It recommends parents and doctors push schools toward scheduling more time for recess as well.