Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Too hot to play outside?



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 information regarding different playground challenges and solutions to those problems.

Of particular concern to schools is that “kids absorb more heat than adults while sweating less. The result is kids have a greater propensity for heat cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke”, according to Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, also known as the Recess Doctor.  Read on.... Keeping Kids Cool at School.