September 5, 2016  

Recess : Peaceful Playgrounds Games and Markings Improve Recess Experience

Put an end to recess hassles and headaches.

As schools across the nation return from summer break, many face new regulations regarding recess.  Parents have joined together to have daily recess reinstated in many schools recognizing the many benefits of recess to learning and overall well being.

What many schools won't do however, is change recess for the better. It just takes a short period of time to improve the recess environment through painted games and markings. To improve recess research is indicating that the following interventions help to get children more active or engaged in games. 

 1.   Game markings like those available from Peaceful Playgrounds .  They are an inexpensive intervention that takes volunteers for painting and a minimal expense.

2.   Loose equipment like balls, bean bags, hoops and ropes have also been shown to increase physical activity and they are necessary for getting children involved in most games.

3. Game choice is associated with social skills and problem solving abilities, as well as, leadership and cooperation learned from game experiences.

These are all components of the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program.

For more information on how to improve recess check out our article on the topic.  

School's New Peaceful Playground
School's New Peaceful Playground

Need funds for Peaceful Playgrounds?  Here's how.....

Peaceful Playgrounds has partnered with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and ACTIVE SCHOOLS FUNDRAISING.

This will allow schools an avenue to raise money for the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products.  We will be holding an informational webinar about how to capitalize on this opportunity and the assistance that will be provided.  We will also be offering a chance at FREE TRAINING for your staff in either out Bullying Prevention Course or our Playground Supervision Course.  More information will be provided in the webinar about this unique opportunity.
Register:   HERE
When:  Wednesday, September 14 th
 10:00amPT/1:00pm ET
There's still time to improve your playground with games and markings for the new school year.  
Playground Supervisor Training
Up to 50 Spots for $499
(School Site or District Playground Supervisors)
playground supervision training
Playground Supervision Training
The Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.
This course details playground surfacing, play structure safety, and playground supervision. The course highlights legal supervision responsibilities and "how to keep kids safe".
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Game Stencils
PA Court
Game Equipment
U.S. Map Stencil
4 Square Stencil
Peaceful Playgrounds Designs
Recess Program
Walk_Jog Track
Hopscotch Stencil
Playground Stencils
Stencil Giveaway
Enter your school today in the Learn to Play U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway. The beautiful, geographically and proportionately 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.
Free Webinars
Learn how to create a playground that really works! Webinars are 45 minutes long with an informative 15 minute question and answer session. No special software is necessary for you to easily participate right at your computer. Register early; space is limited. Select your subject and act now to attend a free webinar of your choice at a time that fits your schedule.

OFFER ENDS 10-1-2016