On an elementary school playground, the biggest and most boisterous kids tend to rule the roost. If they cut in line to use the monkey bars, no one will stop them. If they want to change the rule to a game, they’ll probably get their way. But at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School, La Crescent, MN, the playing field will soon be leveled.
Immediately, teachers at the school saw a change in playground atmosphere after implementing Peaceful Playgrounds. Cooperation increased, playground injuries decreased, and with activities spread out over a bigger area, stress due to overcrowding lessened.