Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Right To Recess Campaign" Going Strong



 "All kids have a right to recess", according to retired principal and Peaceful Playgrounds Founder, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer.    The "Right to Recess Campaign" has been around for 5 years and the materials have been used in numerous School Board Presentations and referenced in magazines, & news reports. Grab a copy of the Right To Recess Tool Kit here.

Right to Recess Featured Article.

Experts agree that playtime can be just as vital as classroom time to a child’s social, emotional and educational development.

Despite mounting evidence that kids need an outlet to blow off steam, learn to interact with others and get the exercise they need, nearly 40 percent of American elementary schools have either eliminated or are considering eliminating recess.

Due to school budget cuts and an increased focus on academic standards, millions of American schoolchildren may miss out on unstructured play with their peers including hopscotch, tag, kickball or jump rope.

Recess also functions successfully as an established school-based activity and should be carefully considered as part of any school health and wellness policy.     READ ON...


A short video from Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, Founder Peaceful Playgrounds