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Mother Petitions School Board for Playground Supervision Guidelines from Peaceful Playgrounds

Playground Guidelines

After a school playground incident involving a first-grade student, a child’s mother, Mrs. Romeno petitioned the local School Board to consider playground safety guidelines from Peaceful Playgrounds designed to keep all kids safe on the playground. The incident has turned the mother into an advocate for school playground safety at Guilderland. She presented the board […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Making A Difference: Lexington Students Have “Peaceful” Playground

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, and Hopscotch.

The […]

By |August 18th, 2016|News and Media|0 Comments

Physical Activity Articles (Kids)

What does moderate to vigorous physical activity mean for kids?  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 the […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Physical Activity, Resources|0 Comments

Recess Articles

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 daily recess for all grades indoors, while fewer […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Recess, Resources|0 Comments

Play Articles

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 Education.

By |August 10th, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Safer Playgrounds: Assessing Layout, Supervision, and Staff Training

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.


By |August 10th, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Active Design in Schools

Active Design in schools is using spaces like the asphalt and grass (which most schools have) to design activities where children can be active.

Every child deserves a healthy, positive school environment. Children’s […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Membership|0 Comments

ACTIVE Schools Fundraising

Do you need to raise money for your physical activity project?  You’ve come to the right place.
Peaceful Playgrounds has partnered with Safe Routes to Schools and ACTIVE SCHOOLS FUNDRAISING.
Looking for a healthy way to fundraise?  Interested in raising funds to purchase Peaceful Playgrounds products/services? Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on September 14th to learn about Active Schools Fundraising, […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Grants|0 Comments

10 Suggestions for a Peaceful Playground

This is a list of 10 suggestions for making your playground a peaceful place for fun and games.

 Have classroom teachers walk students around the playground on the first day of school.  Introduce playing areas and those areas that are off limit during recess.
Introduce students to playground rules and procedures. For example:  freeze at the bell, […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds’: Designed for Learning

painting suggestions

An ever constant mantra in teaching is “what is the learning objective?”  Is your playground a place of active learning?  When I was a principal, I remember an experience while observing a classroom of 3rd graders.  Students were digging in a sand bucket for plastic dinosaurs. In California, dinosaurs are not in the 3rd grade course […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments

Professional Learning Networks: Grow 4 it!


This blog post is written by Paul Rosengard, Consultant to the Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation. 

Follow Paul at @paulrosengard

Grow 4 It!
Part 5 – the “T” in “Grow 4 It!” stands for, “Tracking Your Plan”
Hello and welcome back to this series on professional growth – for physical educators! If you haven’t already read all 4 parts of “Grow4It!” […]

By |February 14th, 2016|Featured Articles|0 Comments

10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor PE & Recess Requests

By |January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Concord Road School paves the way for kinder recess

By Jackie Lupo


December 11, 2015

Second-graders use the playground during recess on Dec. 7.

ARDSLEY — Recess can be fun for some elementary school students, but stressful for newcomers or those who lack strong social skills. Hoping to promote a culture of kindness on the playground, Concord Road Elementary School recently joined two initiatives gathering […]

By |January 7th, 2016|News and Media, Newsletter|0 Comments

Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools

Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools, July 2015
by: Blake Taylor Lawrence Elementary, Wichita, KS and Vaughn Humbolt, Rosalia, KS
In January of 2015, I was asked by Lindsi Lemons the Program Director of Schools for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Jason Hasty of the Putnam School district, if I would be interested in Painting peaceful playground […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Assessing Physical Activity

Physical Activity assessments are numerous and needed to indicate the effectiveness of interventions or programs.  The list below was originally compiled for Physical Education for Progress Grants.  Select from the list below when measuring physical activity program interventions.


Assessing PA

The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 is an online […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Membership|0 Comments

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