The cover should be colorful (red, blue, lime green, purple, etc.) and be fun. It should include art/graphics related to play, kids, sports, and/or school. Artwork should not be too busy or detailed. Simple is best. The cover should include the author's name (Curt Hinson, Ph.D.) and the phrase "3rd Edition" or "Third Edition" somewhere. Our Dr. Recess logo can be incorporated into it as well.
Back cover text:
In this outstanding assortment of games and activities, Dr. Curt Hinson, also known as "Dr. Recess", shares his playground-tested ideas, strategies and techniques to help you create a trouble-free playground.
Inside you will find over 50 games and activities, along with specific directions and procedures for setting up and implementing each one effectively. Every game and activity is designed to make recess a fun, enjoyable part of the school day.
Each activity is explained and described, including:
the skills it develops
the equipment needed
how to set it up
how to play
variations that can be used
and teaching tips
If you're looking for ways to get kids more active at recess and reduce the occurrences of behavior problems, such as teasing, bullying and children being left out, then this book is for you. Games Kids Should Play at Recess is an in-depth, practical and useful book to help make your playground trouble-free.
Size: The size of the book is going to be 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. The front and back cover image areas are both 4 5/8 by 7 5/8 inches. Anything that doesn't bleed off the page needs to be inside this area. The spine will be 3/8's of an inch. The space needed on both sides of the spine for binding/folding purposes is 3/8's of an inch. The area above and below the front and back cover image area is 7/16's of an inch. The space on the outside edge of the front cover and outside edge of the back cover image area is a 1/2 inch. So, the entire width of the front and back cover (including the spine and everything) is 11 3/8 inches. The height of everything is 8.5 inches. Anything that will bleed off the page should extend 1/8 of an inch past 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks. CH.