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Concord Road School paves the way for kinder recess

By Jackie Lupo TIM LAMORTE/RIVERTOWNS ENTERPRISE 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:19-08:00January 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:19-08:00January 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:19-08:00April 24th, 2015|Membership|0 Comments

Bullying Prevention : Members

Bullying Prevention Members Area   Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED453592.pdf       California Department of Education. The manual reviews bullying model programs and include a teacher’s guide and make reference to bullying videos, and bullying books for children.   To End Bullying Teach Empathy Empathy toolkit http://startempathy.org/sites/default/files/attachments/StartEmpathy_Toolkit_Final-web_0.pdf       [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:01:14-08:00April 24th, 2015|Membership|0 Comments

Physical Activity and Academic Achievement

Physical Activity and Academic Achievement The evidence surrounding the link  between physical activity, physical fitness and academics is growing stronger and more abundant.  This page of articles, research students and information on the brain and academic improvements serves to document this connect.   Catherine Davis - Georgia Regents University Speaking [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:11:43-08:00March 1st, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

School Recess: Why some love and others hate this American tradition.

  The school recess movement in Orange County, Florida is growing and even received national attention yesterday when The Today Show put out an elementary recess survey. The national survey shows that 99% of adults participating in the survey favor elementary school recess.  End of the subject?  Not quite.  Parents in nearby Lake County have [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:22:16-08:00January 15th, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Grant Helps Bloomington School Develop Peaceful Playground

The Herald Times by Mary Keck BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Visit Marlin Elementary School during recess and you'll see kids hopping across yellow, blue and red numbers, letters and symbols on the blacktop, their shoes hitting each foot printed on the pavement or stopping on numbers. It is part of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Students [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:21-08:00January 10th, 2015|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Physical Activity Resources

This listing of Physical Activity resources for classroom teachers, P.E. teachers and physical activity coordinators have moved to our member site.              Featured Articles Physical Activity in Schools. Making the Case for Kids Moving More Low Cost High Activity Playgrounds  

By |2017-12-27T14:41:22-08:00January 9th, 2015|Resources|Comments Off on Physical Activity Resources

Playground Safety Resources

On this page you will find playground safety resources which you can use to help keep children on your playground safe.  This list of playground safety resources is meant to provide you with resources and guidelines for improving your playground. Related information: School Playgrounds Can be Safe Playground Liability: Accident or Injury When is it [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:22-08:00January 9th, 2015|Resources|1 Comment

Recess isn’t just play time for children it’s time well spent

School recess holds a special place in the heart of the American public school student, according to the editorial in today's Concord Monitor. Life Lessons Learned on the Playground However, beyond the love of recess, there are also many life lessons that are learned on the playground. Parents are beginning to understand how important recess [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:22-08:00September 23rd, 2014|Featured Articles, Recess|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds participates in 2014 NFL- United Way Kickoff Event

by RACHEL DAWSON,  Federal Way Mirror Reporter  Sept.  3, 2014 Former Seahawks Steve Largent, Mack Strong, and Warren Moon joined more than 50 volunteers and representatives of United Way of King County and Dairy Management Inc. to help uplift Federal Way’s Lake Grove Elementary playground on students’ first day back to school. As the second-oldest campus [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:22-08:00September 4th, 2014|News and Media, Newsletter, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Playground Supervision: Ten Tips for Improving Playground Safety

By Melinda Bossenmeyer,  Ed.D. Playground Supervision Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground, and often playground supervision is a contributing factor.  In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips are designed to [...]

Discipline on the playground : A “how to” guide for supervisors

Discipline On the Playground Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, [...]

Playground Hassles and Headaches Video

School Playground Problems and Solutions Identified Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program is built around research which identifies 5 things that go wrong on a typical school playground and 5 solutions to those problems. [jwplayer config="big" mediaid="3722"] To learn more about Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program , visit our recess program information page, or visit the media page of [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:23-08:00June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

US Map Stencil and World Map Stencil Resources

US Map Stencil Games Book The US Map Stencil book has 20 new games to encourage outdoor learning activities. Games Include: Capitol Toss, State Word Search,  East to West, Capitol Match, Capitol Spelling Challenge, Hands Across America, Exercise By Number, State Relay, Knock Off, State Abbreviation Relay, State Shake Walk, Guess and Travel, Where I’ve [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:24-08:00June 4th, 2014|Resources|2 Comments