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.
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.