Mental Health

Adult Recess

Head Start children, families, and staff thrive when they are safe, healthy, and emotionally secure. Children’s well-being is closely connected to the well-being of the adults who care for them. Adults who can regulate their emotions and behaviors, especially in times of stress, are better able to meet social and emotional needs of the children they care for. 

One of the most fun ways adults can practice and increase their own emotional regulation is through play. Adult Recess is a series of animated videos that support participants in moving their bodies in mindful ways to promote and practice regulation skills. Each video guides participants in a warm-up, a game, and an ending reflection. Play alone, in a group, or with children!