This is one of the best videos I've seen that clearly shows the importance of natural play at schools. Take a look. It is from my friends at School Grounds UK. Maybe we can get something going in Atlanta to improve our playgrounds AND increase the amount of time students get to go outside and play during the day. I don't know what it is going to take to convince…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 30, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
The news broke recently just before dinnertime. Steve Jobs was resigning as CEO of Apple. Graphic artists, photographers, writers, artists, Mac-junkies, “computer nerds”, and lovers of beauty everywhere bowed their heads and sighed. The great Master of Design (form AND function) was stepping…Continue
Check out my article "Play WIth a Purpose: Why Children Need Recess" in the January 2011 Atlanta Magazine issue on education. I always say that recess and play aren't just fun and games. They are essential components of a healthy childhood. …Continue
Atlanta's children need more recess and they need better recess. In 2011 we will launch Say YES To RECESS to help parents and schools work together to make Atlanta a place where every child gets recess every school day. Play is a critical part of a healthy childhood and a peaceful, organized and FUN recess is a…Continue
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A new CDC report issued today reveals that Atlanta is not the only part of Georgia that needs parks and recess.
(Atlanta's "No Play Zones")
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010 shows that:
- only 9.5% of…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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I've been so concerned about kids not playing outdoors anymore. I've been pondering how to change things, so I decided to look at when kids voluntarily dash outside. I've noticed two basic times: (1) when they are at school and it's time for recess, and (2) when it's snowing. Can you think of any others?…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Suspensions have dropped from 300 to 40 at the school in this article.
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 11, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments
Is this boy playing or practicing for a brilliant future as a cinematographer?
Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 21, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments