Peaceful Playgrounds Game Designs

Ever wonder why some school report few incidents of bullying and kids report they feel safe at school?

The design of the playground makes a big difference in both physical and emotional safety. The following suggestions will help you with some redesign questions.

1. Can the playground supervisor see all children?  Unsupervised children can result in bullying opportunities.

Solution: Close off areas of the play…
Teaching children the difference between tattling and telling is often an overlooked playground skill that children should be taught.  Taking a couple of minutes to distinguish the difference will have a positive impact on the playground.

Explain to children:

TATTLING-  When you are trying to get someone "in" trouble.

TELLING -  When you are trying to get someone "out" of trouble.

Even the youngest children understand this i…
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