In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. Our goal at Recess is to provide a space rich with opportunities for exploration to support that rapid brain development.
In addition to our two playspaces, we have a full schedule of activities you are invited to take part in. Our Playspace Activities are designed for kids to engage directly if they like, or benefit from being within an earshot even if they're not interested in sitting and participating directly.
Kids take the lead.
When music activities are happening in the playspace, for example, we often see two types of kids. There is the child excitedly sitting at the edge of the parachute, shaker in hand who is eager to follow along. There is also the child over at the train table, interested in music, but not interested in being a direct participant (at least, not in that particular moment). Both children benefit from hearing the music, learning about rhythm, exposure to language and sequencing.
Throughout the week, our activities range from music to sensory lab to storytime. All of these are totally flexible -- they are included in your visit, do not require sign up and if you dip in for a few minutes and then your child is ready to flit to another activity, that's absolutely fine! Check out the schedule here.
Play is an opportunity for children to learn who they are, what they can do, and how to relate to the world around them.