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Recess Makes Kids Smarter: Scholastic Magazine

By Caralee Adams, Instructor Magazine


Each day in the classroom kids are being told: “Be quiet. Sit still. Be quiet. Sit still,” says Nelly Torres, a parent of a first and a fourth grader in the Chicago Public Schools. “That’s because they need their recess.”

Torres, 42, still lives in the same neighborhood she grew up in. […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

Painted Game Markings : Family Circle Magazine

Family Circle Playground Games

From the Editor
Family Circle Magazine
From the Editor – 04/01/1998

“We used to run around like crazy at lunchtime,” admits my son, Matthew, who is a fourth grader at Roberge School in River Vale, New Jersey. “Now we have neat stuff¬† to do.”

That neat stuff consists of colorfully planned painted game markings, such as hop-scotch, four squares, […]

By |January 8th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

A Perfect Playground is an Accessible Playground

Accessible playground

A Perfect Playground – Fun for Everyone When Its An Accessible Playground
Palaestra Magazine
Cover Story – Spring 2002 – Part 1

In sunny Southern California, where most days allow for outdoor play, there is a playground program designed to ensure safety, encourage good behavior, and be an accessible playground too.¬† A playground for every student. Just because […]

By |January 8th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

The Lay of the Land With Colorful Playground Games


Summer 2002
By Greg Bennett
Today’s Playground Magazine

There is much more to a school playground than the local play structure. There are basketball hoops, swing sets and playground games. There are open areas to play on and there are softball diamonds.

But often these open areas are underused. The more popular areas often put a large number of […]

By |January 8th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

A Plan for Playground Games

PTO Today Article on School Bullying and the Playground

PTO Today Magazine
April 2003
Playground Bullying and Conflicts Decrease
Recess is meant to be a break from the classroom, a time for making friends and make-believe. But in reality, recess often involves intense competition, playground bullying, and conflicts that carry over into the classroom. As enrollments have risen at elementary schools across the country, playgrounds have become […]

By |January 8th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

The Case for School Recess


Why School RECESS Really Matters
Parenting School Years Magazine
November 2010
We’ve all heard of “the three R’s”: reading, writing, and arithmetic. The latest issue of Parenting School Years magazine is making a case for a fourth: School RECESS! No, your kid didn’t put anyone up to it. More and more educators and their higher-ups are coming around […]

By |January 2nd, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

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