The First Day of School The Playground

Carly Glantz. outside on the playground. Sometimes recess is Some children like
to color or read. 4.

Author: Carly Glantz


ISBN: 1300432306



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Play Today in the Primary School Playground

This text examines the free play of children in middle childhood, exploring their actual play activities in the school playground.

Author: Julia C. Bishop



Category: Education

Page: 204

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This text examines the free play of children in middle childhood, exploring their actual play activities in the school playground. It counters the widespread concern about the supposed decline in children's play with fresh evidence from Australia, Canada, France, Israel and Britain of the vibrancy, creativity and variety of free play activities, particularly in the school playground. The detailed case studies discuss the many aspects of children's play traditions, including the use of playground space, the ways in which children learn and adapt games and rhymes in multicultural and monocultural settings, children's creative and subversive use of mass media items, and gendered dimensions of play. Emphasis is on children's own perceptions, the importance of free play at a time when it is increasingly under threat, and the benefits that an informed appreciation of contemporary children's play can bring to teaching, the management of school playtime, and intercultural and intergenerational understanding.

School Recess and Playground Behavior

These measures of kindergarten playground behavior accounted for a significant
amount of the variance in first grade ... not in school settings specifically, a
number of school playground studies do exist and they will be the focus of this

Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791421833

Category: Education

Page: 186

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The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children's behavior and informs related literatures such as the educational, social-developmental, and cognitive-developmental literatures. Dr. Pellegrini goes well beyond what has been done in the past by systematically pursuing an underlying theme that revolves around the educational significance of recess periods. Due to the relatively new interest in understanding the developmental significance of playground experiences, most past work has been topical in nature. By using a theme, the author has taken the next logical step in bringing coherence to this line of inquiry. The result is a readable and coherent volume that clearly demonstrates the value of recess periods in enhancing children's cognitive and social/emotional development.

Conflict Resolution in the Upper Primary School Playground

Author: Paul McGill



Category: Educational psychology


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Children and Their Primary Schools

10 The Culture of the Primary School Playground Andy Sluckin The Lessons of
Playtime The lessons that children learn in the school playground are usually
considered by them as far more important than those which take place in the ...

Author: Andrew Pollard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781850003212

Category: Education

Page: 259

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students

sit and stand in the school playground and a perceived low competence when
undertaking school playground activities. Similarly, Parrish et al. (2011)
interviewed six principals, three teachers and 20 children across six primary
schools in ...

Author: Brendon Hyndman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811047383

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book is a research guide for implementing contemporary playground strategies to promote active, healthy students. A number of school playground strategies have succeeded in reducing the decline in students’ activity levels by introducing equipment and policies that encourage further engagement. The book outlines these strategies and ideas and offers insights into their multiple levels of influence on engaging students in school playground activities that can promote student health. It also discusses previous investigations into the effect of playground strategies on students’ activities and the differences between structured and unstructured playground activities; investigations that have explored the translatability and feasibility of specific school playground strategies and potential recommendations for future school playground research. It also provides observations on the features students desire in their playgrounds and what features are important in terms of safe activities, enjoyment levels, which in turn offers suggestions for future research directions.

Study Of The Nature Incidence And Consequences Of Elementary School Playground related Injuries

However, coordinated efforts by schools and state health departments may
effectively reduce school-based injuries, thereby reducing the number of injury
victims, their incurred costs, and potential liability. Playground-Related Injuries ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788127007

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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Supplies accurate and reliable data regarding the nature and incidence of playground-related injuries, thereby providing a baseline injury rate that schools can use to assess their individual playground-related injury rates. Recommendations include: continued surveillance, expansion of surveillance to pre-school setting through High School, continued funding, demonstration projects for prevention, creation of Arizona Statewide Injury Task Force. Charts and tables.

Old English and American Games for School and Playground

Author: Florence Warren Brown



Category: Children's songs

Page: 55

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Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds

Perhaps one of the most pertinent aspects of good practice, which took place
over a period of time, was when school staff were able to help a focus child
develop confidence to such an extent that they were enabled to go into the
playground by ...

Author: Helen Woolley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969853

Category: Education

Page: 57

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This concise, useful book identifies organisational, social and physical barriers to disabled children's inclusion in primary school playgrounds, and suggests ways to overcome these barriers in the future, as well as examining examples of good practice. This is essential reading for teachers, special educational needs coordinators, personal support assistants, lunchtime supervisors, playworkers, and architects and landscape professionals involved in play.

Playground Politics

Playground Politics is the first book to look at the neglected middle years of childhood--from kindergarten to junior high--and to help parents understand the enormous emotional challenges these children are facing.

Author: Stanley I Greenspan

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780201408300

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Playground Politics is the first book to look at the neglected middle years of childhood—from kindergarten to junior high—and to help parents understand the enormous emotional challenges these children are facing. In witty, vivid stories, Dr. Greenspan brings to life the major emotional milestones of these years, when children move from the shelter of the family to the harsh rivalries of ”playground politics,” and toward an independent self image. His empathy for the turmoil children bring home from school, and for the parents who try to help, is deep and reassuring.

Martian in the Playground

Playground. If you are wondering what a child with Asperger's syndrome is
thinking, feeling and experiencing at school, Martian in the Playground will let
you know. It is an excellent book and my copy has highlighted text on almost
every page.

Author: Clare Sainsbury

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243985

Category: Education

Page: 144

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`This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger's Syndrome than many a weighty tome on the subject. It offers a view from the inside, but it is not yet another autobiography. Admirably and refreshingly, the author has refrained from giving an account solely based on her own experiences. Instead she sets out observations from 25 different suffers, giving often astonishing and sometimes harrowing glimpses of what actually happens to a child with Asperger's Syndrome in the classroom, in the playground, in the lunch queue and at home' - The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry This award-winning book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Aspergers Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. This book holds insights that take us beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autistic spectrum disorder. It challenges the way we might handle obsessional behaviour. It invites us to celebrate the pure passion of the intellect, which such obsessions can represent, and to recognise the delight which can be experienced by children who love to collect. It reminds us that many of the autistic mannerisms we might try to suppress actually help the child to think. This revised edition includes an additional introduction and extensive summary of research in the field of Asperger's Syndrome, both by Tony Attwood.

The Universal Playground

NOTES • COMMENTS • IDEAS Once the playground has been designed to
include the entire school population, a number of secondary benefits emerge. In
many locations, the school playground is viewed as a community resource.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788126925

Category: Architecture

Page: 37

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This document will: assist schools in planning playgrounds for children of all abilities; show ways that this can be done using limited resources; and suggest ways that such universal playgrounds can contribute to the overall educational objectives being developed in BC. This document will help organize the planning; identify the most useful applications; and determine the resources required. Can be utilized to augment individualized programs developed for students with special needs. Bibliography. Checklists and survey forms.

Psychology of Education Social behaviour and the school peer group

This is as true in the first and middle school playground as it is on the football
terrace , in cocktail parties , job interviews or any of the other contexts of social
life . And usually an individual has the option of adopting a social or a non -
social ...

Author: Peter K. Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415193061

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 792

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Managing Behaviour in the Primary School Third Edition

We were told at several schools that the supervision of pupils at lunchtime is the
biggest single behaviour-related problem that they face. Elton Report, para.4.135
The importance of developing a playground and lunchtime policy cannot be ...

Author: Jim Docking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773010

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The original edition of this book made accessible to primary school teachers and student teachers the means of putting many of the Elton Report's findings into practice. The author's philosophy on behavior management still stands, but the ideas have been revised and updated to take account of more recent thought about good practice in primary education and the management of schools today. The book suggests tried and tested strategies for forestalling behavior problems through thoughtful class management and lesson planning; responding positively to behavior incidents; communicating positive expectations; and enhancing pupil motivation. There are useful checklists throughout and material for experienced staff as well as for students and newly qualified teachers.

Individual Factors that Influence Children s Engagement on the School Playground

Only one third of children and youth meet current physical activity (PA) guidelines.

Author: Christopher E. Lim





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Only one third of children and youth meet current physical activity (PA) guidelines. Low levels of PA can impact future PA, the probability of obesity, and delay fundamental motor skill (FMS) development. One environment associated with children's PA is the school playground. Limited research has explored how motor skill development and other child level factors may influence playground behavior. The purpose of this study was to explore playground behaviour and determine if children's motor skills predicted playground behavior (e.g. enjoyment, frequency, intensity and type of play). A secondary objective was to explore whether other individual level variables influenced these playground behaviours (e.g. sex, physical activity, strength). All grade 2 and 3 children from one school were recruited to participate in this cross-sectional mixed-methods study. Information about PA was collected using the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children and the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment. Playground behavior information was collected using the Playground Enjoyment Questionnaire. The Test of Gross Motor Development - 2 and the stork stand were used to assess FMS and a handheld dynamometer assessed grip strength. Descriptive statistics and a one-way analysis of variance were calculated to determine if children's PA differed between playground areas and sex. Pearson product moment correlation coefficients examined associations among children's individual factors and playground play. Linear regression examined if children's FMS and significant individual correlates predicted playground engagement. A total of 54 children with a mean age of 8.46yrs (SD = 0.68) participated. The sample included 31 boys (M = 8.48yrs of age (SD = 0.73) and 23 girls (M = 8.43, SD = 0.59). Correlation coefficients revealed that FMS were not significantly related to children's playground engagement. Boys frequented the field more than girls (F (1, 52) = 5.18, p = .027), enjoyed the field (F (1, 52) = 4.07, p = .049), the courts (F (1, 52) = 6.74, p = .012) and the nature space (F (1, 52) = 4.19, p = .046) more than girls. Object control skills negatively predicted built structure play frequency (B = -.267, t = -2.39, p = .022). Gross motor quotient predicted the type of activities children engaged in the built structures (B = .055, t = 2.178, p = .035). Children's overall PA positively predicted their play frequency, intensity, and enjoyment in court areas and intensity in the field. Grip strength predicted enjoyment in field areas. Recreational PA level negatively predicted play frequency on tarmac areas. Although, children's FMS rarely predicted where and how children engaged on school playground spaces, other child factors (i.e. sex, PA, and grip strength) did. Children's self-reports showed that friends also influenced their play behaviours. FMS development did not have a significant impact on where or how children played on the playground, which suggests that children of varying FMS may engage in the same play spaces. In the context of the ecological model there were child level factors that influenced their interaction with the playground as a micro-environment which requires further investigation.

The Complete Playground Book

Motor vehicles as a whole are about 135 times more lethal than playgrounds . By
narrowing the scope of the safety issue to school environments , where children
spend the most amount of time , what is the comparative safety record of play ...

Author: Arlene Brett

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602712

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

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A guide to the design and creation of playgrounds looks at their history and purpose, visits playgrounds around the world, examines current research, and suggests playground activities

The School I d Like

Since the1960s, a research literature has emerged following the pioneeringwork
of Iona and Peter Opiewho, during the1950s, recorded the richness of
playground gamesand activities inthe United Kingdom (Opie and Opie, 1959,

Author: Catherine Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134418639

Category: Education

Page: 192

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In 2001, The Guardian launched a competition called The School I'd Like, in which young people were asked to imagine their ideal school. This vibrant, groundbreaking book presents material drawn from that competition, offering a unique snapshot of perceptions of today's schools by those who matter most - the pupils. The book is wonderfully illuminated by children's essays, stories, poems, pictures and plans. Placing their views in the centre of the debate, it provides an evaluation of the democratic processes involved in teaching and learning by: identifying consistencies in children's expressions of how they wish to learn highlighting particular sites of 'disease' in the education system today illustrating how the built environment is experienced by today's children posing questions about the reconstruction of teaching and learning for the twenty-first century. This book offers a powerful new perspective on school reform and is essential reading for all those involved in education and childhood studies, including teachers, advisors, policy-makers, academics, and anyone who believes that children's voices should not be ignored.

Making the Playground

In 1991 , an evaluation study was commissioned by Gillespie School and funded
by Islington Education Authority to document the work done by Class 3 ( Y4 ) with
the Islington Schools Environmental Project ( ISEP ) on the design of markings ...

Author: Eileen Adams

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 9780948080920

Category: Education

Page: 48

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A report on the work of pupils at Gillespie Primary School in Islington to improve the quality of their school environment. As well as its mathematical and science content, the work satisfies the requirements of the new attainment targets for Design Technology in the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2.

Breaktime and the School

The school playground provides a world in microcosm; a unique world, which
grown-ups soon forget. At least, they mostly forget the intensity of the subjective
experience which children have in the playground. We know that time in the ...

Author: Peter Blatchford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134854749

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Breaktime in the school is a period when pupils learn social skills they will need in the world outside. But it can also be an occasion for aggression, harassment and bullying. Breaktime and the School gives an accessible account of the latest research into children's play and behaviour. The contributors show how an understanding of the area can inform practical action in designing an environment which encourages positive behaviour, in effective management and supervision, and in involving the children themselves in decision-making and conflict resolution. Staff in primary and secondary schools, school governors deciding on budget allocations, as well as local education authority advisers will find the book essential reading.


Playgrounds are vitally important to child development, and also when designed
well enhance neighborhoods and schools for everyone. The focus of this manual
is on commercial or public use playgrounds, such as in a park, school, church, ...

Author: Robert Collins


ISBN: 0615209858

Category: Playgrounds

Page: 52

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The Complete Guide to Playground Development will guide you from design through construction, and every step in between, to your new dream playground in simple easy to understand terms. It also has information on the importance of play in child development; as well as resources to qualify playground equipment vendors, create a Play Program, define your site conditions, define your budget, follow current guidelines, find consultants, and certify safe and compliant installations. If you are planning to renovate or build a new playground this manual is an invaluable resource.