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ERIC Number: ED471701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 281
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89641-354-3
Elementary School Recess: Selected Readings, Games, and Activities for Teachers and Parents.
Clements, Rhonda L., Ed.
Based upon the principle that all children have a right to play and to experience the benefits of recess, this book assists elementary school teachers and parents in offering children in preschool through Grade 6 appropriate recess games and activities and provides a variety of readings that support the need for recess activities. The book is organized in five parts discussing elementary school recess and the childs intellectual growth, social growth, physical growth, a global perspective, and the historical significance of classic recess games. The articles are: (1) "Recess: A Time To Learn, A Time To Grow" (Marcy Guddemi); (2) "Recess: A Curriculum Necessity" (Tom Jambor); (3) "What Research Says about the Need for Recess" (Olga Jarrett and Darlene Maxwell); (4) "Language and Play on the School Yard" (Rose Winkler); (5) "Observing Children during Recess" (Jill Fox); (6) "Recess and Learning in Moscow" (Linda Davey); (7) "The Social Value of Recess" (Lori Friedman); (8) "Rough and Tumble Play during Recess: Pathways to Successful Social Development" (Tom Reed); (9) "Imaginative Play and Recess" (Elizabeth Rike and Anne Krueger); (10) "A Look at the Peaceful Playground Program" (Karen Robertson and Melinda Bossenmeyer); (11) "Recess: A Provider of Outdoor Interactions" (Sunny Davidson); (12) "Child-Designed Games for Recess" (Deborah Coffin); (13) "Art and Recess" (Barbara Michaels); (14) "Motor Skill Development on the Playground" (Joanne Dusel); (15) "Exercise and Recess" (Lee Spieker); (16) "Recess: A Foundation to More Complex Movement" (Robert Battista); (17) "Recess from a Physical Educators Perspective" (J. Walter Lisk); (18) Developing an Elementary School Playground Safety Support System" (Tom Jambor); (19) "Recess: Opportunities for Motor Skill Development" (Nancy Halliday); (20) "Recess and Outdoor Experiences" (Margot Brous); (21) "An Historical Trend To Eliminate Recess" (Audrey Skrupskelis); (22) "A Parents Struggle To Reinstate Recess" (Nanette Montgomery); (23) "Recess: Every Childs Right" (Susan Mason); (24) "Recess: A Childs Freedom" (Mary Asgari); (25)"Childrens Recess in Cyprus" (Phoebe Constantinou); (26) "Play and Recess Environments in India" (Jimi Jolley); (27) "Russian Language Games for Indoor Recess" (Tatiana Gordon); (28) "Considerations for Creative Play Spaces" (Georgianna Duarte); (29) "Why Is Supervision So Important at Recess?" (Donna Thompson, Susan Hudson, and Mick Mack); (30) "The North Shore School District Recess Study" (Rhonda Clements); (31) "Early Years Are Learning Years: The Value of School Recess and Outdoor Play [Position Statement]" (NAEYC); and (32) "A Selection of Classic Recess Games and Their Historical Significance" (Rhonda Clements). Contains 135 references. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A