Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds Sensory Motor Pathways Playground Markings

BACKGROUND 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 six movements. [...]

By |2019-07-31T07:20:45-07:00July 31st, 2019|Announcement, Featured Articles, playground, Products, Recess|Comments Off on Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds Sensory Motor Pathways Playground Markings

Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Discipline Alternatives to Withholding Recess  I received this question from a parent.  Regarding her child's school withholding recess games for discipline reasons. "My child’s school has started using Peaceful Playgrounds and the children have been prohibited from playing soccer, basketball, kickball, or making up their own games.  My kids are very upset by [...]

By |2018-09-21T10:38:45-07:00September 21st, 2018|Announcement, playground|Comments Off on Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Playground Stencils: Beyond Busy, Happy, and Good

Playground stencils: Beyond “Busy, Happy, and Good”. An ever constant mantra in teaching is “what is the learning objective?”  When I was a principal, I remember an experience while observing a 3rd-grade classroom. Students were digging in a sand bucket for a plastic dinosaur. In California, dinosaurs are not in the 3rd grade course of [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:07:49-07:00October 5th, 2017|Featured Articles, PE, playground, Recess|Comments Off on Playground Stencils: Beyond Busy, Happy, and Good

Peaceful Playgrounds’: Designed for Learning

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 of [...]

By |2019-08-15T10:45:33-07:00March 16th, 2016|Featured Articles, playground|0 Comments

Five Tips for Making Your Playground Kid Friendly

By Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced. Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds’ school, [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:35:29-07:00December 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|Comments Off on Five Tips for Making Your Playground Kid Friendly

Everything I learned in life I learned on the playground

I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced. Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds school, I was surprised at [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:37-07:00June 12th, 2013|Featured Articles, playground|Comments Off on Everything I learned in life I learned on the playground

Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

How to have a Peaceful Playgrounds - 1999 Hopscotch and colorful games to curb playground problems Aria Lopez-Rosende Principal, Pioneer Elementary I first learned about Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) as a classroom teacher over 10 years ago and heard about the resulting  reduction in playground problems. Then I became I Principal of Pioneer Elementary [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:14:01-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles, playground, Recess, Schools|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

Playground program aims to boost physical activity

By Cheri Carlson Ventura County Star Newspaper October 2007 Kaity Webster had a list of new rules to learn at her Camarillo school this year, but she didn't complain when she saw what she got in return. The fifth-grader returned to University Preparation School to find the playground with a whole new set of playground [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:37:58-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles, playground, Recess|Comments Off on Playground program aims to boost physical activity

Sheboygan Falls Elementary Gets a Playground Makeover

Sheboygan Falls gets playground transformation August 2009 By Jeff Pederson Sheboygan Falls - Plymouth, WI When students return to Sheboygan Falls Elementary School for the first day of the 2009-10 school year, a whole new world of fun, fitness, and creativity awaits from the school's playground makeover. Thanks to the initiative, hard work, and dedication [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:22:16-07:00January 2nd, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles, playground, Recess|Comments Off on Sheboygan Falls Elementary Gets a Playground Makeover

Low Cost Playgrounds Can Result in High Levels of Activity

"Peaceful Playgrounds: An engaging recess solution." Low-Cost High Activity School Playgrounds on the Rise Keep It Simple Simple playthings such as balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and riding toys, do more for encouraging physical activity on school playgrounds than swings, jungle gyms and other "stationary" or "fixed" playground equipment, according to a recent report in [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:29:07-07:00December 9th, 2012|Featured Articles, featured posts, playground, Recess|Comments Off on Low Cost Playgrounds Can Result in High Levels of Activity

Keeping Kids Cool at School

As most of the nation head back to school facing triple digit heat, schools face the challenges associated with outdoor recess and overheated classrooms. Principals and physical educators will face daily decisions regarding children’s heat health on the playground. In this article, we will review some information regarding different playground challenges and solutions to those [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:31-07:00August 23rd, 2012|Featured Articles, playground, Recess|1 Comment