As the warmer temperatures begin to roll across the country, most kids in school simply can’t wait to get outside and play. My favorite time in school was always recess. However, for many children recess is a time wrought with fears of social engagements and anxiety of being ridiculed on the...
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The Buddy Circle™ (available in English or Spanish) was created as a wonderful tool to address student to student conflict. Use the Buddy Circle™ much like you would use a "talking bench"; to help children work out differences. The words are great reminders of what students should do to engage in...
3 Reasons To Head To The Playground This Winter
1. Nature Activity Circuit™ Reusable Stencil Package
Here are our favorite tips for how to make outdoor recess games with spray chalk!
Beth Sibik is a physical education/wellness teacher for the Winchendon School District in Massachusetts. She has worked in the district for 21 years. The district has decided to cut the unified arts programs for the fall semester.
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...
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.
In a previous post, we discussed the importance of recess and playground zoning. In particular, how a well-designed playground can help children develop and grow far more effectively than in a poorly designed space. That’s why, in honor of October being Anti-Bullying Month, we’ve brought the Buddy...
How To Plan Recess Zones
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