Why School Recess Makes 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 school where over 80% of students rate recess as their favorite subject. For decades most people have assumed that recess was unimportant, and its [...]

By |2019-08-15T10:51:11-08:00December 30th, 2013|Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on Why School Recess Makes Kids Smarter

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 |2019-08-15T13:35:29-08:00December 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|Comments Off on Five Tips for Making Your Playground Kid Friendly