Activities this Winter

If you are familiar with Recess, you know that supporting growth through exploration, creativity and play is our priority.  As the weather gets wet and chilly, come inside to play!

We work to transform our knowledge of brain development into programming that helps children thrive. In addition to child-directed play in our two playspaces, Recess has daily Playspace Activities and a variety of Kids Classes.  

Check out our Age-by-Age Guide to play & learning at Recess

Activities with an * are included in membership. 

ALL AGES

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JAMboodas Dance Party* - One Monday/mo at 11am

Music Time* - Mondays at 5pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, one Saturday/mo at 10am.

Ukulele Concert* - Thursdays 10:30am 

Story Time* - Tuesdays at Noon, Sundays at 10:30am, and impromptu times throughout the week!

INFANTS

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New Parent Groups - Fridays at Noon 

Baby Play* - Mondays at 3:30

Mini Messy Art - Mondays at Noon & 1pm

Under 6 mo?  Check out our Free Newborn Membership.

 

 

TODDLERS

PRESCHOOLERS

Toddlers boogying to Music Time, developing rhythm & learning new songs.

Toddlers boogying to Music Time, developing rhythm & learning new songs.

Big Block Play*

Sensory Lab*

Toddler Chefs

Messy Art

Cooking classes to introduce kitchen skills and develop experience with a variety of tastes and smells.

Cooking classes to introduce kitchen skills and develop experience with a variety of tastes and smells.

Precess - Daily 8:30-11:30

Junior Chefs -Tuesdays at 4:30

 

 

Balance those kid activities with something for YOU. Join our fitness classes, parent workshops, or use the workspace + childcare.  

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Shop Small!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 25, 9:30-12:30

PLAY - SHOP - HOLIDAY CHEER

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the small businesses that anchor our local communities and strengthen our economy.

You can show your support by joining us the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Recess to get some holiday shopping done, meet new local small business owners and let the little ones burn off some steam!   

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9:30-12:30:  Small Business Saturday - Pop Up Holiday shopping and Play in our front Studio Space!  DIY Gift Wrap Station, Mimosa Bar and Goodies, too.

9:30-12:30: Toy sale -- all toys are 10% off AND if you buy $25 in the Recess store, you can stay and play for free.

9-1pm:  Indoor Play ($20/family) with MUSIC TIME class in the playspace at 10-10:30am.

 

VISITING VENDORS

Lalee Kids is a heritage brand rooted in handwoven textiles. Our clothing is developed using socially and environmentally compliant practices in all steps of the production. We promote slow fashion and uphold fine craftsmanship while fairly compensating the artisans who weave our textiles and manufacture our clothing. We strongly believe the earth is finite and the choices we make give us a chance to preserve it for the future generations to enjoy. 

Lalee Kids is a heritage brand rooted in handwoven textiles. Our clothing is developed using socially and environmentally compliant practices in all steps of the production. We promote slow fashion and uphold fine craftsmanship while fairly compensating the artisans who weave our textiles and manufacture our clothing. We strongly believe the earth is finite and the choices we make give us a chance to preserve it for the future generations to enjoy. 

Melinda Gail is a bohemian spiritual accessories company for women. It began when Melinda was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She sketched angel cards and sewed bags to bring to chemo sessions. Other patients caught on, and a business was begun. A portion of all proceeds go to local Bay Area Young Survivors and Cleaning for a Reason. The collection includes angel kits, bags, shirts, candles and crystals. The goal of Melinda Gail is to remind women of their spirit and the divine help that surrounds them.

Melinda Gail is a bohemian spiritual accessories company for women. It began when Melinda was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She sketched angel cards and sewed bags to bring to chemo sessions. Other patients caught on, and a business was begun. A portion of all proceeds go to local Bay Area Young Survivors and Cleaning for a Reason. The collection includes angel kits, bags, shirts, candles and crystals. The goal of Melinda Gail is to remind women of their spirit and the divine help that surrounds them.

 
  Wee Wild Ones are designed to make decorating for your own kids fun and easy, and to let you give that thoughtful, unique gift for parents-to-be you've been imagining but can't seem to find.   

 

Wee Wild Ones are designed to make decorating for your own kids fun and easy, and to let you give that thoughtful, unique gift for parents-to-be you've been imagining but can't seem to find. 

 

S w i n g  is a modern, delightful & elegant jewelry line made in San Francisco.  Everyone needs a little Swing in their life!

S w i n g  is a modern, delightful & elegant jewelry line made in San Francisco.  Everyone needs a little Swing in their life!

 
  LuLaRoe is a California company that specializes in women's clothes in sizes 0 to 22. Comfortable, classy, affordable and unique! Only 5,000 pieces made in each print and size so every shipment is original. Start with the butter soft leggings and fall in love with the tops, skirts and dresses, some with pockets! 

 

LuLaRoe is a California company that specializes in women's clothes in sizes 0 to 22. Comfortable, classy, affordable and unique! Only 5,000 pieces made in each print and size so every shipment is original. Start with the butter soft leggings and fall in love with the tops, skirts and dresses, some with pockets! 

Beautycounter creates safe and effective skin care and cosmetics for women and their families. We meticulously screen our ingredients for safety, so your beauty rituals come with peace of mind. Beautycounter is on a mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. 

Beautycounter creates safe and effective skin care and cosmetics for women and their families. We meticulously screen our ingredients for safety, so your beauty rituals come with peace of mind. Beautycounter is on a mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. 

 

GOODIES! 

CRAFTSMAN Coffee:  We are a small batch, artisan coffee roaster passionate about bringing specialty coffee into Pacifica, CA. We are proud to serve the community by making each cup perfect. Coffee rituals should be enjoyed by everyone and are experiences to knit our community together!

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Recess invites you to enjoy the Mimosa Bar, snacks, and get into the holiday spirit with ONEHOPE Wine.

Estate Planning for New Parents

Estate Planning for New Parents
  • 10/4: Join Recess, PREFund and fellow new parents to discuss how estate planning can provide peace of mind and stability for your family. Patricia De Fonte, an estate planning attorney, will lead a workshop detailing why every parent needs a revocable or “living” trust for their minor children and what you can do to protect your family should the worst happen.

Lets Get Messy! New Class for Toddlers to support development and have fun

Fostering creativity helps children develop mentally, socially, and emotionally. Research indicates that creating art may boost young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways.

As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence. And children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the craft room.

While we know that toddlerhood provides a valuable window of opportunity for kids to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed in life, sometimes it's easier said than done at home.  

Recess has 4 options for art classes this fall, in addition to almost daily access to our very popular Sensory Lab.  

Early art experiences also teach kids to think openly, create new meaning, be more tolerant of others’ differences, and gives them the courage to take risks.

We hope  you'll join us to encourage art appreciation in your young child, and make the most out of those crucial learning years.

In the meantime, check out our favorite resources for art with toddlers: