Playground Rules – I

by Rodney Hogan on September 10, 2014

Safety - Keeping the rules simple, general safety rules for elementary school playgrounds include no participation in contact sports, no playing tag in the playground area and no climbing on equipment that is not intended for climbing.  Some elementary schools enforce dress codes to keep children safe, such as no flip flops or open-toed and open-heeled sandals.Super Slide 11583 2

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Playground Rules

by Rodney Hogan on September 5, 2014

It’s important for children to engage in physical activity throughout the day and recess for elementary school students not only improves academic performance, but also helps to combat childhood obesity.  Many schools provide parents, teachers and students with a list of playground rules that keeps children safe, and encourages them to learn new skills.  Information can generally be found on a school’s website, or obtained by officials at your child’s school.  More on this subject next week.Back to School

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Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

August 29, 2014

Playtime would like to wish everyone across the country a great Labor Day weekend!  We hope you have a great holiday weekend spending time with friends and family, go outside and enjoy your local parks and playgrounds!

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Choosing the Right Playground Equipment

August 20, 2014

Outdoor playtime is a vital part of children’s physical and mental development which is why it’s important to select the right playground equipment for your playground.  The equipment installed on your playground should encourage kids to be physically active and should include accessible options for children with special needs. Whether you’re looking to replace a [...]

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Creative Recess Games to Play (3)

August 13, 2014

One more back to school recess game to try! Sausage  Love to laugh? Round up your friends for this language-inspired game that will keep you giggling for hours.  Object: The player in the middle of the circle needs to refrain from laughing. All players sit around in a circle, except the “it” player who stands [...]

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Back To School (2)

August 6, 2014

Add this game to your list of back to school creative recess games. Captain, May I?  Gather three or more of your friends and exercise your mind and listening skills with this interactive playground game.  Object: To be the first player to cross the line and become Captain. One player is chosen as Captain. The [...]

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Back To School

July 30, 2014

Run and laugh straight into the new school year with this creative recess game you and your friends can enjoy.  Going back to school doesn’t mean putting an end to summer fun. You can get creative in the playground during recess with a slew of games that will get you running, playing, thinking and laughing [...]

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Tips For Raising Resilient Children

July 23, 2014

How can we help children develop the skills they need to bounce back from life’s obstacles?  Let the children play! Play is an important building block for resiliency.  It helps our children to: Build a sense of early autonomy. Develop a sense of control in their world. Stimulate cognitive, emotional and social development. Build social connectedness. Think creatively. [...]

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Playing in Nature Builds Resilience

July 16, 2014

As children play in the natural world they play more creatively and there is better social cohesion, better problem solving, negotiation skills , deeper immersion in the play experience, with calmer, happier and less stressed children.   Yet more valuable reasons to “let the children play”!

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Outdoor Play is NOT A Waste of Time

July 9, 2014

When I play outside :   I take risk…I face challenges…I solve problems…I make choices…I belong…I learn about my world…I discover and explore…I experiment…I imagine…I create…I take responsibility…   I collaborate, communicate and co-operate…I lead…I can be noisy, messy and adventurous…I am independent…I am resilient…My body is strong…I learn about the natural world…I invent   [...]

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