It’s usually not the first thing you notice when touring our beautiful campuses, but usually somewhere along the line someone asks, “Hey, where’s the jungle gym?” Some see the playground, or recess, as a proving ground. A place where kids show their mettle, learn the facts of life, and toughen up a little. It’s not that we disagree, it’s just that at TOPA we see every opportunity as an educational, character-building opportunity. As a community, we are about collaboration, cooperative learning, and being purposeful in everything we do. That includes the playground. Each day during structured recess, your scholar will be encouraged to engage in a variety of purposeful, age-appropriate, and physically challenging activities. And in that format, they will learn to take turns, resolve disputes, and contribute to a team.
To learn more about our philosophy of play and see some of the outdoor activities our scholars do each day, visit http://www.peacefulplaygrounds.com/