Structured playtime is a vital part of a child’s development and provides children with a much needed break from the classroom. Recess provides a space where children can be creative and socialize with one another in a safe, nurturing environment. Many studies surrounding the concept of structured play have determined that recess is a necessary part of the school day and that taking recess away only leads to more behavioral problems in the classroom. As CSSP mentors we do our best to provide our scholars the best recess experience we can!
The structured recess program offers scholars the opportunity to interact in cooperative games with fellow scholars and CSSP mentors. Mentors will spend their time eating, talking, and getting to know their scholars during their lunch period, and then lead recess activities out in the schoolyard. Recess mentor’s work with scholars k-8 as well as in collaboration with Playworks instructors. Recess is a prime opportunity to get to know scholars in a non-classroom environment, play some games, and have fun!
Right now CSSP has a structured recess program operating at Lea Elementary. Here are a few photos of our wonderful scholars having a blast at recess!