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Physical Activity and Academic Achievement

Physical Activity and Academic Achievement
The evidence surrounding the link  between physical activity, physical fitness and academics is growing stronger and more abundant.  This page of articles, research students and information on the brain and academic improvements serves to document this connect.

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By |March 1st, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

School Recess: Why some love and others hate this American tradition.

The school recess movement in Orange County, Florida is growing and even received national attention yesterday when The Today Show put out an elementary recess survey.

The national survey shows that 99% of […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Grant Helps Bloomington School Develop Peaceful Playground

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The Herald Times by Mary Keck

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Visit Marlin Elementary School during recess and you’ll see kids hopping across yellow, blue and red numbers, letters and symbols on the blacktop, their shoes hitting each foot printed on the pavement or stopping on numbers. It is part of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Students can […]

Physical Activity Resources

This listing of Physical Activity resources for classroom teachers, P.E. teachers and physical activity coordinators have moved to our member site. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Articles

Physical Activity in Schools.

Making the Case for Kids Moving More

Low Cost High Activity Playgrounds

 

By |January 9th, 2015|Resources|0 Comments

Playground Safety Resources

On this page you will find playground safety resources which you can use to help keep children on your playground safe.  This list of playground safety resources is meant to provide you with resources and guidelines for improving your playground.

Related information:

School Playgrounds Can be Safe

Playground Liability: Accident or Injury

When is it too cold for recess?

When […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Resources|0 Comments

Recess isn’t just play time for children it’s time well spent

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School recess holds a special place in the heart of the American public school student, according to the editorial in today’s Concord Monitor.

Life Lessons Learned on the Playground

However, beyond the love of recess, there are also  many life lessons that are learned on the playground. Parents are beginning to understand how important recess is to […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Featured Articles, Recess|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds participates in 2014 NFL- United Way Kickoff Event

by RACHEL DAWSON,  Federal Way Mirror Reporter  Sept.  3, 2014

Former Seahawks Steve Largent, Mack Strong, and Warren Moon joined more than 50 volunteers and representatives of United Way of King County and Dairy Management Inc. to help uplift Federal Way’s Lake Grove Elementary playground on students’ first day back to school.

As the second-oldest campus in the […]

Playground Supervision: Ten Tips for Improving Playground Safety

By Melinda Bossenmeyer,  Ed.D.
Playground Supervision
Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground, and often playground supervision is a contributing factor.  In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips  are designed to increase the […]

Discipline on the playground : A how to guide for supervisors

Discipline on the playground

Discipline On the Playground
Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, playground […]

Playground Hassles and Headaches Video

Peaceful Playground Posters

School Playground Problems and Solutions Identified

Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program is built around research which identifies 5 things that go wrong on a typical school playground and 5 solutions to those problems.

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By |June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

US Map Stencil and World Map Stencil Resources

U.S. Map Stencil Games

US Map Stencil Games Book
The US Map Stencil book has 20 new games to encourage outdoor learning activities.

Games Include: Capitol Toss, State Word Search,  East to West, Capitol Match, Capitol Spelling Challenge, Hands Across America, Exercise By Number, State Relay, Knock Off, State Abbreviation Relay, State Shake Walk, Guess and Travel, Where I’ve Been, Name […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Resources|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers Workshop

Peaceful Playgrounds Training

Register for the National PE Institute and attend the Peaceful Playgrounds Summer Training of Trainers Workshop FREE
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Individuals interested in training for Peaceful Playgrounds should attend the Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers session this summer at Asheville, North Carolina on July 31, 2014. This one […]

By |May 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recess Advocacy Tool Kit

Download Your Free Right to Recess Took Kit !
Don’t forget to visit our Right to Recess Webpage for more ideas and tools on saving recess.

By |March 19th, 2014|Resources|0 Comments

Brain Breaks Resources

Purpose of Brain Breaks

Well designed Brain Breaks accomplish three purposes: 1) they refresh students, 2) they refocus students for learning and 3) they re-energize students.

Every teacher has experience the glazed look from students who basically need a break.  Kids check-out when sitting and listening for a long period of time.  Once kids begin to check […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds on Pinterest

Peaceful Playgrounds on Pinterest

We have a variety of Pinterest Boards that may be of interest to you.

Peaceful Playgrounds

Videos

U.S. Map Stencil Games

Games We Played

Classroom Games for Indoor Recess

Featured Articles by Dr. Bossenmeyer

Bullying

Fitness Fun Zone

Play Nice Newsletter

Recess Before Lunch

Social Media

Physical Education

ECE Movement

Online Courses

Recess

Kids Walking Materials

Physical Activity

Brain Breaks

Infographics

Nutrition Kids

School Grants

Sayings

Teacher Stuff

Snow Days

 

 

By |March 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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