This note had my jaw dropping, which in itself is dangerous, because what it it dropped onto a hard surface and broke? Could I sue the commenter, who hails from Flemington, NJ?
second grader still has recess and breaks during the day. However, she routinely complains that they aren’t allowed to go upside down on the monkey bars and aren’t allowed to sit on the top of the climber. I always wondered why kindergarteners weren’t allowed on the playground until October or so. It turns out that it’s because the playground equipment is designed for ages 5-12 and the last kids turn five at the end of September. Because magically, one day, they are suddenly imbued with new skills that they didn’t have the day earlier.
I get that schools are covering their liability, but when are these kids supposed to learn risk taking and confidence if not on the relatively safe confines of the (heavily mulched) grade school playground?
How about never? Does never work for you? See earlier post about kids being SO SAFE that they are losing their ability to balance, just as if they had turned middle age. – L.