Here's a great You Tube video on the topic of playground surfacing from the National Program for Playground Safety.
PHOTOS: “Peaceful Playground” at West Haven, Conn. School - New Haven Register Media Center

Ribbon Cutting for Peaceful Playgrounds at Savin Rock Community School in West Haven, CT.   Photographs by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register

(Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register) Savin Rock Community School in West Haven, Conn. holds a ribbon-cutting for its "peaceful playground" Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The playground has designs and te…
See you tomorrow at the NYSahperd Conf.  Please join us for our Sessions:

"Saved By the Bell"  Thursday 11/21 @ 1:40-2:55 Room: Cayuga

"Peaceful Playgrounds" Friday 11/22 @ 8:00-9:15 Room: Meadow

"Musical PE" Friday 11/22 @ 3:55-5:10 Room: Event Center
As you may know, I'm a bit of a history buff so I couldn't let this date pass without pointing out.....

On Nov. 19, 1863 Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This is the 150 year anniversary of the event. His 2 minute speech is one of the most famous in American History. Listen to it here.

I included a picture of one of an ancestor that fought in the Civil War.  My 3 times  great gra…
Physical Activity, School Gardens & Childhood Obesity Programming Healthy Schools (CO) Foundation  The focus of the Healthy Schools program is to expand the number of public schools and preschools that have health and nutrition education, physical education, healthy food in cafeterias and vending machines, opportunities for physical activity, and health care services.

Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies l…
Do you know that play is an important part of health and happiness?  Stuart Grauer the Founder of the Grauer School located in Encinitas, CA  wrote a post on the Smart Blog on Education talking about  play's important role in education. 

Citing Stuart Brown, a Stanford psychiatrist and producer of a PBS series on play he points out that  "creative achievers such as Nobel laureates virtually all had high amounts of play in their early l…
B.C. school bans kindergarteners from touching each other | CTV British Columbia News

What were they thinking?  B.C. School bans touching, tag, and hugging.  No human contact.  Does this sound as crazy to you as it does to me?