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Peaceful Playgrounds’: Designed for Learning

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An ever constant mantra in teaching is “what is the learning objective?”  Is your playground a place of active learning?  When I was a principal, I remember an experience while observing a classroom of 3rd graders.  Students were digging in a sand bucket for plastic dinosaurs. In California, dinosaurs are not in the 3rd grade course […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments

Five Tips for Making Your Playground Kid Friendly

5 tips kid friendly playground

By Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced.

Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds’ school, I was […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments

Everything I learned in life I learned on the playground

girls on playground

I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced.

Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds school, I was surprised at the […]

By |June 12th, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments

Low Cost Playgrounds Can Result in High Levels of Activity

“Peaceful Playgrounds: An engaging recess solution.”
Low Cost High Activity School Playgrounds on the Rise
Keep It Simple
Simple playthings such as balls, […]

Keeping Kids Cool at School

Boy Hot Recess

As most of the nation heads back to school facing triple digit heat, schools face the challenges associated with outdoor recess and overheated classrooms. Principals and physical educators will face daily decisions regarding children’s heat health on the playground.

In this article we will review some information regarding different playground challenges and solutions to those problems.

Of […]

By |August 23rd, 2012|Featured Articles, playground, Recess|0 Comments

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