Monthly Peaceful Playgrounds Tip: Play Nice!

Redwood Institutes a Freeze Signal

For this month we introduce the  Peaceful Playgrounds Tip on using a freeze bell.   Most students will benefit from a clear transition from recess to the classroom. Requiring students to freeze at the sound of the whistle has many benefits:

  1. Reduction in playground injuries.
  2. Calm children returning to the classroom in an orderly and controlled manner.
  3. Easier to gain control of children after recess to remind them of rules and procedures.
  4. Prevents the mad dash to be first in line.
  5. Equipment can be accounted for before children released to walk- back-to-class.


Freeze bell video