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Recess Program Reduces Playground Conflicts and Rough Play

South Elementary School Web Parents Information - 2001 Parents Information Website - 2001 Illinois - South School has utilized the Peaceful Playgrounds Program successfully for the past two years. This program, developed by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. has had a great impact playground conflicts and rough play  during recess time. Playground conflicts and rough play have been reduced to [...]

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Carlsbad school achieves peaceful playground

  Lisa Petrillo The San Diego Union Tribune - 05/02 Five year old Kaelyn Rincand enjoys her peaceful playground experience. Given the jungle rules of some playgrounds, where the biggest and toughest tend to dominate, consider the scene recently at El Camino Creek Elementary. A recess came and went, with 822 children running [...]

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A Perfect Playground is an Accessible Playground

Peaceful Playgrounds games and markings are painted at ground level making it easy for wheelchairs and walkers to maneuver around the playground. A Perfect Playground - Fun for Everyone When Its An Accessible Playground Palaestra Magazine Cover Story - Spring 2002 - Part 1 In sunny Southern California, where most days allow for [...]

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The Lay of the Land With Colorful Playground Games

Summer 2002 By Greg Bennett Today's Playground Magazine There is much more to a school playground than the local play structure. There are basketball hoops, swing sets and playground games. There are open areas to play on and there are softball diamonds. But often these open areas are underused. The more popular areas often put [...]

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A Plan for Playground Games

PTO Today Magazine April 2003 Playground Bullying and Conflicts Decrease Recess is meant to be a break from the classroom, a time for making friends and make-believe. But in reality, recess often involves intense competition, playground bullying, and conflicts that carry over into the classroom. As enrollments have risen at elementary schools across the country, [...]

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Mount Shasta’s: Peaceful Playground

By Paul Boerger Mount Shasta News September 2003 The Mount Shasta Elementary School playground has been recently transformed by a group of parents and citizens from the old style run around and see what happens play yard into a colorful, organized and Peaceful Playground. With approximately $1,700 from the local fund-raising group Partners in Education [...]

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North School PTA Organizing School into Peaceful Playground

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier September 2003 North School PTA organizes school into a Peaceful Playground which reduced playground problems and conflicts. Taylorville - Recess - it's supposed to provide young students with a time to release pent up energy after sitting at their desks, a time to make friends and have fun while [...]

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Bellview’s New Playground Design

 September 2003 Sample school playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds. By Lynn Atkins Rogers Hometown News At Bellview Elementary, the newest tool for teachers measures 40 feet by 100 feet.It's their new playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds.  It's also the perfect example of teamwork between the school, the parents and the city, according to [...]

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More Fun with Productive Play During Outdoor Recess

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier October 2003 Students enjoy outdoor recess with lots of game choices. Taylorville - Four third-grade students at North Elementary School urgently request bean bags from the playground supervisor in order to play hopscotch as outdoor recess starts. They grab the bags, run to the game board stenciled on the concrete and [...]

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Recess and P.E. Critical to Success

Back to School Student participates in P.E. class activities. Not only adults but also children need physical activity in order to stay happy, healthy, and focused. If you have children of your own, this won’t come as a surprise. However, one out of every four school-age children are being severely limited in the [...]

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Painting Playground Games at Center Woods Elementary

August 2004 Goffstown News Painting the playground games like 4 square and hopscotch. Recess at Center Woods Elementary School will be a lot more interesting and fun this year. As part of the Peaceful Playgrounds program, volunteers have been painting  playground games such as hopscotch, pickle, around the world, four square, and number [...]

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Bringing Peace to the School Playground

Redlands Daily Facts August 2004 Students play on school playground new target games. In 1973, an idea struck Los Angeles educator Melinda Bossenmeyer after years of being a teacher and a principal within the Riverside County Department of Education. "I noticed that some kids didn't have many of the skills necessary in peaceably [...]

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Playground Games Cuts Down on Injuries and Resolves Conflicts

Kane County Chronicle[jwplayer mediaid="874"] September 2004 The action was fast-paced as fifth-graders at Wild Rose Elementary School learned the rules of new playground games. Bean bag four square involves tossing and catching a bean bag with a scoop. "It's fun because it's very athletic," student Cameron Staroske said. The rules to the playground games are [...]

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The New Rules – Playground Monitors Emphasize Behavior Expectations

 January 2005 The new rules and behavior expectations. New behavior expectations state, "go down the slide only on your bottom." Corvallis Gazette-Times As a second-grader slips down the covered slide at Philomath's Clemens Primary School on his tummy Thursday morning, school behavior assistant Cheri Stouder blows her whistle. Stouder has been watching a [...]

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Ashley Falls’ School Climate – Peaceful Playground Information

Ashley Falls' School News Ashley Falls VP Pamela Donovan Implemented Peaceful Playgrounds Have you noticed how peaceful Ashley Falls’ playground is? This year we are implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds program to improve the  school climate at Ashley Falls. The program provides consistent rules and expectations and the opportunity for students of all ages [...]

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