We get it. Homeschool / virtual school isn’t easy. You are trying hard to find your flow while balancing all of the other responsibilities of life.
As a new homeschool mom myself, I am going through the roller coaster of emotions right along with you.
But there is one thing that never fails to help my family regroup, refocus, and stop stressing… RECESS!!
And I don’t just mean “free play” for one child while you try to finish work with another.
I mean family – scheduled in your calendar – nonnegotiable, RECESS time!
A brain break + release of happy endorphins and explosive laughter for all of you.
A stress-free slice of the (home or virtual) school day that will leave everyone begging for more.
Your kids need it and you need it too!
Studies show that Recess offers the following benefits (arguably needed in both a classroom and virtual setting):
- Are less fidgety and more on task
- Have improved memory and more focused attention
- Develop more brain connections
- Learn negotiation skills
- Exercise leadership, teach games, take turns, and learn to resolve conflicts
- Are more physically active before and after school
Furthermore, The American Academy of Pediatrics says play is essential to children’s development.
With the increased “sitting” screentime connected to virtual learning, we must not neglect Recess time.
Recess looks different at home… we get it. But it can still be exciting & social!
Programs like Recess & Results Virtual Recess Club can help!
Created for kids ages 3-11, siblings enjoy participating together, get the brain breaks they need, and reap all the benefits of Recess in the safety of their living room or backyard.
Kids + families around the globe are LOVING the virtual recess club.
The Simple Homeschooler recommends Virtual Recess saying:
“My Kids are Super Into the Live Fitness Classes!
My kids are all about doing Virtual Recess Club! They get so excited to set up their obstacle course in a different way every time. They also love the structure and leadership of the instructors guiding them through games and challenges that are way more fun than something mom would come up with :)”