Play produces well-wired minds.

When children engage in active play they benefit physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.  
When parents connect, they have support, space and humor required to raise kids in an urban environment.

Recess has designed the space for this growth and community to flourish.  Come play!

 

Playspace for Crawlers

A separate space for crawlers and new walkers

Give your little one the freedom to explore in a safe & clean environment. Our playspace for Crawlers and new Walkers is optimized for safety and engagement.

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Playspace for Kids

expansive playspace for walkers and runners

Our main playspace has been carefully designed to engage different age groups through child-directed, open ended play.

 

Become a Member!

Recess Members get unlimited access to Play, the community and activities.

 
“Each time I bring my one year twins to Recess, I see them develop more and more. The space invites them to play, but I’m most impressed with the skills they come away with after spending time there. I’m a former elementary school teacher and appreciate developmentally appropriate activities Recess offers to babies, toddlers and kids.”

- Mom of 1-year old twins

 

Playspace Activities

june 5 - sept 10

*Included in Memberships and Day Passes

Sensory Lab

Sensory Lab (Ages 1-4) 
Tues @ 4pm, thurs @ 4:45pm, Weekends @ 11am

Mini Sensory Lab (pre-walkers)
thurs @ 2pm 

Very young children are ready and willing to discover the world through tasting, smelling, hearing, touching, and seeing.

Recess' Sensory Lab is available to support this important developmental activity during designated times daily. Children move through the various stations to explore a rotating set of activities which include play dough, gak, paint, water, light and more.  We even have recipes on hand so you can replicate the fun at home!

Music

Music Time (all ages)
Mon @ 5pm, Fri @ 10am, 1x/mo Sat @ 10am

Storytime (all ages) Tues @ 12pm

Ukulele Concert (all ages) Thurs @ 10:30am

Children naturally love music! Whether it’s soft and soothing or a lively tune, children feel it both physically and emotionally. Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. 

All the Music activities at Recess all include a mixture of singalongs, new songs to learn and enjoy, opportunities to dance, get up and stretch, and shake an instrument or two. 

 

Garden Time

(1-4 Years) Mondays @ noon

An outdoor area gives children a unique opportunity to play with water, bubbles and nature as they experience the world around them.  Check out our garden space during this special time and enjoy the fresh air (in a contained area!) water a plant, play in the sand box, or explore one of our rotating activities with your child.

Baby Play

(newborn through 10 mo) Mondays @ 1pm

Join us for a casual meet-up in our pre-walker area to learn about developmentally appropriate toys, read a book, sing a song, and connect with other new parents.  Here you will learn some activities to carry on doing at home throughout the week, and build community.

 

Big Block Play

(1-4 years) fridays @ 4:30pm

Building with blocks provides one of the most valuable learning experiences available for young children. The current research shows that block play is fundamental for later cognitive success for learning math and numbers. 

Blocks are available all the time in the playspace since we know this type of play stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional and language. But Big Block Play in the Sensory Lab on Fridays is a great opportunity to explore even more -- legos, blocks, and other stackables are on hand.  Building, teetering and knocking over are all part of the learning!

Moderated Playgroups

(all ages) Fridays 3:30-6pm 

Family life these days means being on the go and trying to do it all without enough time or enough support. Remember that you are not alone.  Recess’ playgroups were created as a way to connect and get support in one fell swoop.

Drop in to these casual groups and get answers to your questions about sleep, play, development and sharing from our resident Early Child Development Expert, Amanda Hyer.

 

Not a Member?

No problem. We offer Morning, Afternoon and Full Day Passes for Visitors.