Peaceful Playgrounds Back to School Sale Ending Soon

Back to School Sale Take advantage of the Back to School Sale Savings.   Sale ends Aug. 31, 2018.  Items include Recess Program, Recess Equipment Package, Recess Roll Out Stencil Set, 2-Go Game Rugs, U.S. Map Stencil, Physical Activity Court, and Fitness Fun Zone Trail.

By |2018-08-15T10:45:43-08:00August 15th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Back to School Sale Ending Soon

Recess is Important according to a variety of experts and professional organizations.

“We need more recess, ” announced a second grader. The CDC, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree with him! When Catherine Ramstetter, who researches health promotion in schools, started studying recess nearly a decade ago, she expected that the recreational time would help kids get some [...]

By |2018-12-06T12:00:30-08:00August 8th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Recess is Important according to a variety of experts and professional organizations.

Do your students look dazed after recess? It could be the heat.

As the school year begins, it is important to remember that some children may be mildly dehydrated after playing outside.  Children do not have the same cooling system as adults so they can overheat pretty easily on a hot day on the blacktop.    To make matters worse,  most children are so busy playing their [...]

By |2018-08-06T11:00:14-08:00August 6th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Do your students look dazed after recess? It could be the heat.

Monthly Peaceful Playgrounds Tip : Play Nice!

Monthly Peaceful Playgrounds Tip: Play Nice! Redwood Institutes a Freeze Signal For this month we introduce the  Peaceful Playgrounds Tip on using a freeze bell.   Most students will benefit from a clear transition from recess to the classroom. Requiring students to freeze at the sound of the whistle has many benefits: Reduction in playground injuries. [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:55:28-08:00July 15th, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on Monthly Peaceful Playgrounds Tip : Play Nice!

How to paint and lay out a four square court

Foursquare is a popular elementary school recess game.  Our rollout stencil makes it easy to layout and add to any playground. https://peacefulplaygrounds.com/product/catalog/four-square-stencil-individual/ This video shows you how to layout and paint a four square court.     

By |2018-05-31T11:23:07-08:00May 21st, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on How to paint and lay out a four square court

Peaceful Playgrounds Year End Sale Coming to an End

Do miss this opportunity for the best savings of the year on the Peaceful Playgrounds recess program.  SAVE $1000.  Use this link to learn more about the Peaceful Playgrounds recess program. Join more than 8000 schools across the nation and make our playground a peaceful playground.

By |2018-05-14T13:06:57-08:00May 21st, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Year End Sale Coming to an End

SHAPE America and Peaceful Playgrounds Materials for Recess Advocacy

Take advantage of these two toolkits for promoting, organizing  and advocating for recess in schools. SHAPE America has some great materials for promoting recess in schools. http://ow.ly/y1U730jZI9U Check out our Right to Recess Toolkit for additional materials to Advocate for Recess in Schools. http://ow.ly/eTLm30jZIjx

By |2018-05-31T11:20:28-08:00May 17th, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on SHAPE America and Peaceful Playgrounds Materials for Recess Advocacy

12 Childrens’ Books on Play

Childrens' Books on Play. Sometimes, all the motivation a child needs, to get outside and play, is a good Children's' book on play. The list below can accomplish just that purpose and more as well.  We explore play from various perspectives in the books selected. Just One More Game by Martha Hamlett This story hits [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:55:10-08:00May 15th, 2018|Announcement, Play|Comments Off on 12 Childrens’ Books on Play

PLAYGROUND SUPERVISOR TRAINING Reduces Injuries and Liability

Online Playground Supervisor Training Even one injury can have a devastating financial effect on a district. Playground Supervisor Training can reduce injuries and legal liability. Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, course author is an expert witness in school injury cases and a retired principal. "The same issues were coming up in multiple cases. This course allows you [...]

By |2018-05-16T07:01:32-08:00May 15th, 2018|Announcement, Playground Supervision|Comments Off on PLAYGROUND SUPERVISOR TRAINING Reduces Injuries and Liability

Kids who run one mile a day……..

What happens when kids run a mile each day is explained in this article.  The new program called the Daily Mile began in Scotland around 6 years ago and now it is in 3600 schools in 25 countries. On average it takes kids about 15 minutes to run the mile which helps them to meet [...]

By |2018-05-16T07:00:54-08:00May 14th, 2018|Announcement, Physical Activity|Comments Off on Kids who run one mile a day……..