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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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 […]
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 […]
The notion of comfortable cafeterias was first promoted by the Montana Team Nutrition Network. Comfortable Cafeterias have three main goals: improve learning, behavior and student health. Some best practices for ensuring a comfortable and pleasant environment for students to eat is 1) a Recess Before Lunch schedule, 2) adequate time to eat and 3)a […]
by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
I stumbled upon an article entitled, “How to get fit at home in 20 minutes a day.” Clearly, it sounds doable unless, of course, you have a fitness phobia.
I wondered what those 20 minutes would look like and I found a rather ‘old school’ approach to exercising. By ‘old school’ I mean […]
School Playground Markings Add Games to Your Playground
In painting school playground markings the following supplies are necessary: 100 foot measuring tape, paint, playground chalk, snap line, a taut rope on a stake for marking the radius of circles, old cloth for spills, large sticks of chalk for detail work and layout prior to painting.
U.S. Map Stencil
Many of the most respected sources in health and education recommend Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer’s innovative Peaceful Playgrounds and We Count! Student Wellness Programs have received playground program recognition from a variety of organizations.
Peaceful Playgrounds has received numerous playground program recognition awards including being recognized as a fully NCLB Compliant Program. The Federal No Child Left Behind Act encourages the use […]
Playground design contributes to the overall utility and functionality of playgrounds.
The playground is an essential part of any school and every community. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer. The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility.
A playground design that […]
Saving School Recess
Put simply we believe that all children have a right to recess.
Experts agree that playtime can be just as vital as classroom time to a child’s social, emotional and educational development.
Despite mounting evidence that kids need an outlet to blow off steam, learn to interact with others and get the exercise they need, […]