We’ve Opened Up Our Playbook

We believe that all schools should experience the benefits of a better recess. With Recess Lab, we’ve opened up what we’ve learned, so that everyone— from teachers to parents to principals—can discover the power of play for bringing out the best in every kid.

On Recess Lab, you will find tons of great resources—from fresh ideas for transitions and games to behavior management strategies to playground mapping techniques. You will also find the Recess Checkup—a free, three-minute that you can use to assess the current state of your playground.

Why Take the Recess Checkup?

In more than 20 years of experience working with elementary schools, we’ve found that a great recess means fewer fights, fewer injuries, and fewer trips to the principal’s office—and students coming back to class ready to learn.

But….it can be tough to know what’s working and what’s not.

That’s why we’ve created the Recess Checkup. This online quiz is designed to help you:

  • Understand what’s really happening in your play space
  • Discover what’s working and uncover areas for improvement
  • Provide you with tools to promote a safe and healthy school environment.

After you take the checkup, you’ll receive tailored recommendations for making improvements where they’re needed the most. And don’t worry—we won’t share your results with anyone.

Take the Recess Checkup today

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