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Peaceful Playgrounds enhances learning, prevents bullying, and promotes positive social interaction on the playground.

Not "it".  Schools banning "tag".

Is tag really bad?  TV stations, newspapers and website blogs across the nation are covering stories of schools banning tag at elementary schools.

As a former elementary school principal, I can relate to the "banning" epidemic.  When my office was filled with 10 kids for discipline issues before school even started each morning, I too banned "before school recess". But I quickly learned that decision was a poor one.  Too often we resort to extremes in times of frustration.  The real problem was untrained supervisors, lack of playground rules, children arriving before playground supervisors,  and not enough activity choices for children to play.

Some helpful hints to improving your playground:  Make sure children have enough activity choices and equipment to participate in games.  It helps to be proactive and communicate both playground rules and rationale to the community at the beginning of the school year.  Reactive responses are sometimes necessary but put us on the defense.

Finally, the issue is not so much "is tag bad", as "is your playground good"?  Schools that devote time to improving their playground reap many rewards including: fewer playground conflicts, decreases in bullying, fewer injuries and more active children.

For more information on improving your school playground visit our website at Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program
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Grab this set of Halloween Brain Breaks that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a Halloween "themed" set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Cat Walk, Witch Whirling, tossing Jack-0-Lanterns, Mummy Walk, Eyeball Juggle and Pumpkin Arm Lifts.
FREE Peaceful Playgrounds WEBINAR

Free Webinar - How you can have a Peaceful Playground

A Peaceful Playground? Sound Impossible? It's not. With a few proven strategies, we'll show you how to reduce bullying, and reduce playground conflicts, resulting in happy students and a thankful staff.

Wed. Oct 7th @ 8:30am

Tues. Oct. 13th @ 3pm

Thur. Oct. 22 @ 9am

Mon. Oct. 26th @ 12 noon

Peaceful Playgrounds Expanding

As we continue to expand internationally, we are currently in search of distributors for the UK and Canada.  If interested in more information contact : melinda@peacefulplaygrounds.com
Virtual Products for Download
Stencil Giveaway
Enter your school today in the Learn to Play U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway. The beautiful geographically accurate educational map stencil is 16 feet by 27 feet and extends the classroom curriculum to recess and outdoor play. History and geography come alive with the games and activities included in the stencil set.
Virtual Store
Peaceful Playgrounds has a number of downloadable products including: Brain Break Task Cards, Exercise Cards, PE and Classroom Party Game Sets, Cold Weather Tips, Earth Day Games, Fortune Teller Games, PE Curriculum, Poster Sets, Holiday Games and Playground Safety Tips to name a few.

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Sale ends Nov. 1, 2015 
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