Recess is so much more than just “fun and games.” When it comes to a child’s mental, physical, and emotional growth, nothing is more powerful and enriching than play. Children learn naturally through playtime – it is how they discover themselves and the world around them.
All forms of play create a “safe space” where kids can build confidence by learning to make decisions, explore choices, and express their emotions. This infographic by PlaygroundEquipment.org is bursting with science-backed reasons and expert statements on the power of play. It provides evidence that children need to play more and test less.