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4 Strategies to Help Kids Become More Responsible

Just like walking and talking, responsibility is gradually learned over time as a child
keeps evolving and growing through different stages of life. As a parent, there are endless things you might want to teach your child, like...

10 Reasons Kids Should Have Longer Recess at School

Just like walking and talking, responsibility is gradually learned over time as a child
keeps evolving and growing through different stages of life. As a parent, there are endless things you might want to teach your child, like...

11 Benefits of Recess In Elementary Schools

Schools across North America are recognizing the benefits of daily recess for elementary students. In a time of increased academic pressure and focus on standardized tests, some schools...

In the News

Recess Guardians Brings Games Back to Kids at School

August 21, 2019

Remember recess? Chances are, you filled those short periods between classes with fun activities like tag, four square and jump rope. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find that in many schools, says Mike McDonald, founder and CEO of Recess Guardians.

Elise Stolte: A common-sense solution for Edmonton’s playground bullies

May 24, 2019

It’s called Recess Guardians and it’s showing real promise in a kind of common sense, a why-didn’t-we-do-this-before way.

Unique program puts play time back into recess - The StarPhoenix

September 25th, 2015

Recess Guardians encourages students to be school leaders

Recess Guardians - Bringing play back to recess

September 1, 2015

Empowering youth to lead through active play. Mike McDonald explains how Recess Guardians is bringing play back to recess.

Recess Guardians empowers youth

September 1, 2015

Bringing the play back into recess, Recess Guardians empowers youth by encouraging leadership and a healthy lifestyle.  

Recess Guardians

August 16, 2013

A non-profit organization, recess guardians, works with students in schools to teach them games and promote leadership skills.  

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