The playground is an essential part of any school and every community.
Peaceful Playgrounds Programs reduces playground confrontations and arguments
Reducing playground confrontations can may recess more enjoyable. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer and have little control over the recess environment.
The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility of the school playground.
Well marked game activities provide increased motivation for children to enter into an activity and become engaged in purposeful play, thus cutting down on school recess and playground confrontations.
Office disciplinary referrals are drastically reduced on a colorfully marked playground.
“These new designs allow for more game choices, which results in fewer problems and increased engagement in activities.” – Assistant Principal Ashley Falls School
Increase Motor Skills
When color is added to game markings, it not only is aesthetically appealing, but allows for academic learning opportunities as well. Game markings should be developmentally appropriate according to the age and motor skill abilities of the children.
“The Strategic Alliance Institute recognizes our program for providing quality physical education, facilities and equipment for active play.” – Strategic Alliance
Appropriate blueprints for painting blacktop spaces are available in the following age groups: Preschool/Kindergarten, Primary (K-3), and Upper Elementary (grades 3-6). A blueprint for suggested turf designs is also available for grades 1-6.
Dramatic Injury Reductions and Confrontations
The Peaceful Playgrounds Program distributes students evenly throughout the playing area and fields. With colorful markings and plenty of equipment, the objective is to engage the maximum number of students in healthy, often educational, purposeful play thus reducing playground confrontations.
Recent studies have shown decreases of over 80% in serious playground injuries after implementing the program. Office referrals have been reduced up to 86%.
“Another brilliant piece to the puzzle is the Peaceful Playground lessons for kids about dealing with playground confrontations – because knowing how to play hard AND nice is at the core of everyone going home happy.” – Iconoculture