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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 can […]
By Caralee Adams, Instructor Magazine
Each day in the classroom kids are being told: “Be quiet. Sit still. Be quiet. Sit still,” says Nelly Torres, a parent of a first and a fourth grader in the Chicago Public Schools. “That’s because they need their recess.”
Torres, 42, still lives in the same neighborhood she grew up in. […]
The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make the outside play area a nicer and safer environment for the students, and a recently attained fun and an interactive playground map brings them one step closer.
Parent and committee member Shelly May recently entered a […]
By Kate Thayer TribLocal reporter
Recess isn’t just about swinging and sliding for some students in District 54. Instead, they’re playing problem-solving playground games with the aid of colorful drawings on the blacktop.
This year, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Hoffman Estates became the third school in the district to begin the Peaceful Playground program. In the […]
Photo by : William Wrobel The Telegraph
When one player made a mistake and wanted a “do-over,” others reminded him that was against the rules, and he quietly, if somewhat unhappily, returned to playing.
And in another area of the Hudson school’s playground, students picked teams for a kickball game, choosing players based on the color […]
PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds
Nearly two dozen parents, teachers and students arrived at Donaldson Way Elementary School early Saturday morning to help paint a new “peaceful playground” for students, a press release reported this week.
According to the statement issued by the school’s Parent Teacher Association, last spring the PTA […]
‘Peaceful Playground’ recess program to be installed with Lowe’s Grant funds
The district is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to design and install a “Peaceful Playground” recess program on campus over the summer.
Peaceful Playgrounds are collections of colorful, permanent, and inexpensive ground-based games kids love to play and […]