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Playground Planning Using CDC & SHAPE America Guidance

According to the “Recess Planning In Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies into Practice” published by theCDC in conjunction withSHAPE America, Fit and Fun Playscapes is listed as a resource for Strategy Category 3: Creating an Environment Supportive of Physical Activity During Recess.
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Bored Kids? Here Are 10 Spray Chalk Games to Get Kids Moving

No matter how much you spice your lessons up, kids can only sit still for so long before boredom kicks in. Give it an hour (and that’s on a good day!), and fidgeting and yawning will ensue. Lucky for you, you have one ace up your sleeve: spray chalk games. They’re a great way to keep students...
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7 Playground Painting Ideas for Science and Math Activities

Most playground painting ideas focus on how to get kids to move, develop their social skills, and engage in unstructured play. But that’s only half the story. You can also incorporate playground markings in the teaching process to help kids learn about the natural world or grasp abstract concepts —...
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It's Time To Save PE

In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has warned that state aid for public schools could be slashed by 20%. The impact of these cuts will linger for years, particularly for those already hit the hardest: teachers, who are beginning to...
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Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?

Last year, we discovered that 43 states lacked mandatory recess policiesin their schools at a time when 1-in-5 school-aged children suffer from childhood obesity. In that post, we found that only seven states required, not just recommended, daily recess in their schools.
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