School Recess Revival

School Recess Article In recent years, an effort to pass laws mandating school recess for elementary school-age students has picked up steam largely as a result of parent advocates who believe school recess plays an important role in their child’s well-being.  The first parent uprising formed to put school recess into Florida schools [...]

By |2019-07-01T10:40:40-08:00June 30th, 2019|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on School Recess Revival

Should principals fight for recess?

Zia Bossenmeyer, VP of marketing at Peaceful Playgrounds stands with Daniel Pink after Keynote presentation at the National Elementary School Principals Conference 2018. "Fight for recess, it is not a nicety but a necessity,"  was the message take-a-way contained within Daniel Pink's presentation to the National Elementary School Principals at the annual Conference.  [...]

By |2018-07-10T10:28:54-08:00July 10th, 2018|BLOG, Recess|Comments Off on Should principals fight for recess?

SHAPE America and Peaceful Playgrounds Materials for Recess Advocacy

Take advantage of these two toolkits for promoting, organizing  and advocating for recess in schools. SHAPE America has some great materials for promoting recess in schools. Check out our Right to Recess Toolkit for additional materials to Advocate for Recess in Schools.

By |2018-05-31T11:20:28-08:00May 17th, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on SHAPE America and Peaceful Playgrounds Materials for Recess Advocacy

School Recess: Why some love and others hate this American tradition.

  The school recess movement in Orange County, Florida is growing and even received national attention yesterday when The Today Show put out an elementary recess survey. The national survey shows that 99% of adults participating in the survey favor elementary school recess.  End of the subject?  Not quite.  Parents in nearby Lake County have [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:22:16-08:00January 15th, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Right to Recess Campaign

Saving School Recess We believe that all children have a right to recess. Experts agree that playtime can be just as vital as classroom time to a child’s social, emotional and educational development. Despite mounting evidence that kids need an outlet to [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:49:46-08:00December 9th, 2012|Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Right to Recess Campaign