Creating Safe Playgrounds: A Whole-School Approach

Introduction

Almost all students love recess. But schools find that behavior and safety problems can often occur on the playground-for reasons that are easy to understand. Adult supervision on playgrounds may be limited. Also, students may not always know what behaviors are expected of them on the playground, be tempted to engage in risky behavior on play equipment or get involved in rough physical horseplay with other children that results in fights or injuries.

This issue of The Practical Teacher contains 4 steps for creating a safe playground..

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