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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lemmer Elementary opens with new playground makeover
By Jason Raiche – staff writer (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Daily Press
ESCANABA – Students at Lemmer Elementary School now have new playground makeover allowing them ample opportunities for fun games and activities during recess.
The project was made possible through the school’s involvement with the Peaceful Playgrounds Program, which according to its […]
Monticello Intermediate School’s new “Peaceful Playground” was dedicated Friday morning, with students and adults joining to celebrate the opening of the new play space, which is designed to provide games that will teach children conflict resolution and cooperation skills, and combat childhood obesity.
The “Peaceful Playground” is a asphalted area which has a number of different […]
The Northwest Herald
A year ago, controlled bedlam reigned in the South Elementary School playground in Crystal Lake during recess.
Children played a chaotic version of soccer that led to brawls and name calling. Those intimidated by the rough games wandered around the playground aimlessly at recess. Teachers wasted time dealing with the heated emotions […]
Eliminate School Recess?
Let’s Skip It!
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
California State University San Marcos
Every decade or so educators stumble upon a really bad idea. The elimination of school recess is one such current example. Citing valid, yet, inconveniencing reasons such as liability concerns, supervision hardships, and the pressure to increase academic achievement, some educators see the “all work […]