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 […]
The playground is an essential part of any school and every community. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer. The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility.
“With the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Kit, you can transform your playground into a colorful arrangement of […]
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.
What does moderate to vigorous physical activity mean for kids? Philly.com by Rachel DeHaven, Physical Activity Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Simply put, moderate and vigorous are terms to explain how hard your body is working when doing that particular activity. Exercise physiologists measure activity in metabolic equivalents or METS. One MET is defined as the […]
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How Play Fits Into Social and Emotional Learning. All of Chicago Public Schools are seeing big gains by allowing students to play. By Jill Vialet Playworks Founder
The Critical Place of Play in Education. U.S. Play Coalition Document.
This document is on Play in Education.
The Second Step Enewsletter contained a great article on “Safer Playgrounds: Assessing Layout, Supervision, and Staff Training.”
The article covers tips and research on the physical environment on playgrounds and playground supervision.
For additional information go to the Committee for Children website.
Do you need to raise money for your physical activity project? You’ve come to the right place.
Peaceful Playgrounds has partnered with Safe Routes to Schools and ACTIVE SCHOOLS FUNDRAISING.
Looking for a healthy way to fundraise? Interested in raising funds to purchase Peaceful Playgrounds products/services? Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on September 14th to learn about Active Schools Fundraising, […]
This is a list of 10 suggestions for making your playground a peaceful place for fun and games.
Have classroom teachers walk students around the playground on the first day of school. Introduce playing areas and those areas that are off limit during recess.
Introduce students to playground rules and procedures. For example: freeze at the bell, […]
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 […]
This blog post is written by Paul Rosengard, Consultant to the Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation.
Follow Paul at @paulrosengard
Grow 4 It!
Part 5 – the “T” in “Grow 4 It!” stands for, “Tracking Your Plan”
Hello and welcome back to this series on professional growth – for physical educators! If you haven’t already read all 4 parts of “Grow4It!” […]
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 […]