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 [...]
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Locomotor skills are the foundation of large muscle movements and the cornerstone of gross motor coordination. There are eight basic locomotor movements which include: walk, run, hop, jump, gallop, skip, leap and slide. Research suggests that once a child can walk and run comfortably then he/she is ready to learn the other 6 movements. Research [...]
Founders’ Story- Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. Celebrating 20 Years — 1998 & Beyond It all started while serving as Principal at E. Hale Curran Elementary School in Murrieta, California. Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. put in to use a program designed to get more children involved in physical activity rather than waiting in line for their [...]
National Friend of Recreation Award for Peaceful Playgrounds American Association for Leisure and Recreation For Immediate Release: May 2, 2002 Contact: Steve Forest (703) 476-3472 Peaceful Playgrounds was awarded the American Association for Leisure and Recreation Friend of Recreation Award last month during the organization’s national convention and exposition in San Diego, CA. Peaceful Playgrounds founder Melinda [...]
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 [...]
By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier September 2003 North School PTA organizes school into a Peaceful Playground which reduced playground problems and conflicts. Taylorville - Recess - it's supposed to provide young students with a time to release pent up energy after sitting at their desks, a time to make friends and have fun while [...]
Rock Paper Scissors Brings Peace to the Playground Park Ridge Education Association - Park Ridge, IL Teacher Talk Magazine February 2006 [jwplayer config="Large Player" mediaid="489”] Students play freeze-out on the new school playground. Looking around the Field School playground, an observer can see a variety of activities going on--four square, scoop games, scattered [...]