Five Tips for a Kid Friendly Playground
I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who
were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, "Can I play?" she was quickly rebuffed. "The
game is closed," Janey, the ring leader, announced. Given that the school is a
Peaceful Playgrounds' school, I was surprised at the response because of our creed, "You can't say, 'You can't play'". Allison, whose disappointment was obvious, turned to play another game. Continue reading...
Outdoor Recess is Best for Physical Activity
Tran I, Clark BR, Racette SB. Physical Activity During Recess Outdoors and Indoors Among Urban Public School Students, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010-2011. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:130135. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.130135