LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Some Lexington students are kicking off the new school year with a brand new playground. The new playground at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School is a series of diagrams painted on the blacktop of a parking lot. It includes popular kids games like 4 Square, 21, bean bag tosses, [...]
What does moderate to vigorous physical activity mean for kids? Philly.com by Rachel DeHaven, Physical Activity Specialist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Simply put, moderate and vigorous are terms to explain how hard your body is working when doing that particular activity. Exercise physiologists measure activity in metabolic equivalents or METS. One MET is defined as [...]
Articles on Improving Recess Improving Recess The 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 82.8 percent of elementary schools provided a daily recess for all grades indoors, while fewer than two-thirds of middle schools and only 26.5 percent of high schools offered physical [...]
Listing of play articles most current articles on the top. How Play Fits Into Social and Emotional Learning. All of Chicago Public Schools are seeing big gains by allowing students to play. By Jill Vialet Playworks Founder The Critical Place of Play in Education. U.S. Play Coalition Document. This document is on Play in [...]
The Second Step Enewsletter contained a great article on "Safer Playgrounds: Assessing Layout, Supervision, and Staff Training." The article covers tips and research on the physical environment on playgrounds and playground supervision. For additional information go to the Committee for Children website.