Monday, July 28, 2014

10 Tips for Improving Playground Supervision

Playground Supervision

Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground and often  playground supervision is a contributing factor.  In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips  are designed to increase the quality of the playground supervision in your school  insuring that children are safe on your playground.

1. Adequate  Playground Supervision

The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) recommends that the playground supervision ratio of adult supervisors to children should mirror  classroom ratios.
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Related articles:

Playground Liability: Accident or Injury

Playground Supervisor Training and Certification

Playground Supervision:  A How to Guide for Playground Supervisors


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DEADLINE APPROACHING. Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers Workshop

http://www.peacefulplaygrounds.com/product/catalog/peaceful-playgrounds-training-trainers-workshop/
Only a few days left to sign up for the Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers Workshop at University of North Carolina Asheville on July 31.

Link to workshop registration

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

KaBoom Commuity Playground Grants



KaBoom is offering selected community groups an $8,500 grant to go towards the purchase of playground equipment.   Some of the requirements of the grant are that a community leader recruit 75-100 volunteers to assist with the playground build. More information is available at: http://kaboom.org/build_playground/build_it_kaboom_playground_grant