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 ar…
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
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:
Eagle Scout, Phillip Le France "with a little help from his friends" painted the U.S. Playground Map for his local elementary  school.  Phillip is a member of Troop 1040 of Highland, Il.  He is in the Cahokia Mounds District and a member of the Lewis and Clark Council.

Great painting job Phillip!

To order the U.S. Map Stencil go to:

We also have the World Map…
Our featured article called, "Keeping Kids Cool at School" points out the importance of developing plans and procedures for when the weather conditions require recess modifications.

Each year schools face the challenges associated with outdoor recess and overheated classrooms. Principals and physical educators will face daily decisions regarding children’s heat health on the playground.

In this article we will review some informat…
This month's Play Nice Newsletter just released.

Topics include:
New individual Stencils for
Four Square
Basketball Court Key

Other stencils sold on an individual basis:
US Map Stencil
World Map Stencil

Information on National PE Institute

Information on Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers Workshop