You know, I miss recess. I miss taking a 15-minute break two hours into the day and playing on the monkey bars or getting on the swingset. My office totally needs to get a playground.
I'm a little sad that it appears National Recess Week is a corporately-sponsored event, because it seems like recess is one of those public goods that should be more than just a tie-in. Play is an important thing, both indoors and out. So I thought I'd put together a list of a few songs celebrating play in the great outdoors especially.
And if you've got more to add, list 'em in the comments. Here we go...
"Rainbow Road" - Recess Monkey
"Monkey Bars" - Recess Monkey
"Pedal Power" - Recess Monkey
"The Sandbox Song" - Recess Monkey (I mean, c'mon, look at the name!)
"Swingset" - Ralph's World
"Playground" - Ralph's World
"All I Want To Do Is Play" - Ralph's World
"I Chalk" - Justin Roberts
"Kickboard, Baby, Yeah" - Justin Roberts
"Playground" - The Terrible Twos (admittedly not the most uplifting of playground songs)
"Digging in the Dirt" - Frances England
"Run Around" - John Carlin