Are your kids getting the recess they need?


That’s me up there — short, brown hair, standing next to the dapper gentleman with glasses in the suit coat (that’s my better half). And that magnificent scene behind us? That’s the Peabody Elementary School playground. I don’t mean to brag, but I helped build it with my own two hands! And I can barely change a lightbulb.

Before we started, that playground looked more like something you’d find in a prison yard. Transforming it was a community effort that involved fundraising, recruiting lots of volunteers, and a lot of hard work. But it turned out that creating that amazing playspace was only half the battle…then we had to make sure the kids were actually given time to play on it.

Check out my article in this month’s Memphis Parent to find out how Peabody parents answered the question: Are your kids getting the recess they need?

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