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Why School Recess Makes Kids Smarter

We now know why recess makes kids smarter. We know that kids love recess.  But until recently, we didn't know why it made kids smarter. According to a second grader, Allison Rincand, her favorite activity at school,   “Recess because I get to play with my friends.”  Her response mirrors the majority of children in elementary [...]

By |2021-06-16T21:09:57-07:00December 30th, 2013|Featured Articles, Recess|1 Comment

Five Tips for Making Your Playground Kid Friendly

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, [...]

By |2021-06-16T21:09:57-07:00December 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments