Rising Stars believes in the Power of Play! Play fosters children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development allowing optimal growth and learning. Rising Stars takes pride in planning and facilitating a creative series of play-based workshops, programs, camps and special events in partnership with your organization, school and/or community.
FUN activities, engaging games, and hands-on, minds-on challenges
Recess ArchitectBuild and develop a quality recess culture tailored to your school
Play & Learn WorkshopsResearch-informed and evidence-based activities
Older Adult PlayThe benefits of play do not stop when you mature.
ParaPlayPlay is not defined by ability, it is something we were all born to do.
Camp PLAY will engage children in the various styles of play and facilitate the development of social and emotional competencies such as empathy, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and other foundational learning skills.
Camp PLAY will create opportunities for children to explore FUN games, unique challenges, and hands-on, minds-on activities as they build fundamental movements skills and develop the foundations for healthy active living.
Children will be actively engaged in movement related activities and challenges as they develop physical literacy and move confidently, competently, creatively and strategically across a wide range of play-related physical activities.
The Recess Architect program leads a school through a comprehensive process that will create, build and develop a quality recess culture tailored to your school.
Working alongside the staff and students, we provide comprehensive guidance to create a fulfilling, successful and sustainable recess culture for the school community.
The Recess Architect program is broken down into three Tool Boxes that work within the parameters of each school. We understand that no two schools are alike and recognize that each school has its own unique characteristics. We do not want to change the fabric of the school, we just want to help with some of the wrinkles.
- Full Year in-School Program
- Focuses on Social Skills through play
- Every area of recess is explored
- Workbooks & resources included
- Creates a sustainable, successful recess culture
TOOL BOX 1
Creating the Blueprint
Developing a Recess Team
- Forming your team with the right people and defining roles.
- Strong leadership strategies
- Plan a Budget
Recess Action Plan
- Define your school approach to play and physical literacy
- Set a goal for the year
- Indoor & Outdoor Recess plans
- Playground Zones
- Communication with all stakeholders
Recess/Physical Literacy Checklist
- Survey and take stock of every area of the school related to and involving recess and physical literacy
TOOL BOX 2
Building the Infrastructure With Recess Pedagogy
L.E.A.D. Recess Program
- Leadership traits/skills
- Conflict Resolution / C.A.T. Skills
- Game Creation
- Recess Rules
- Culminating Event
- We will train Master L.E.A.D. Trainers for Your school or board/district
Engaged Active Supervision Guidelines:
- Play facilitation
- Conflict resolution
- Creating a quality recess culture
- Best Practices
LEAD 2.0 Leaders and Learners:
- Inclusion training
- Next level leadership
- Detailed game creation
TOOL BOX 3
Tools of the Trade
Intelligent Playground Stencil Kits:
- 60 Game ToolKit
- emPATHy Conflict Resolution Path Kit
- Sprout – Booster Kit
Create-A-Game Web App:
- Guideline for game creation (aligned with curriculum)
- E.A.D. Recess kits
- Playground Marking kits
Play & Learn Workshops
Rising Stars believes that children learn best through active engagement and play. With this in mind and at heart, we propose the use of active engagement as the foundation for and extension of foundational living, learning and academic skills.
These workshops are designed to teach, develop and promote foundational living and learning skills. Children will practice basic literacy, numeracy, and transferable skills, which are the building blocks for a life of learning.
Within the guise of playful learning, we will nurture further learning in numeracy, literacy and foundational skills for all grades.
Older Adult Play
The benefits of play do not stop when you mature. In fact, as we age, it’s more important than ever to keep that playful mindset. The benefits of play impact our:
Physical – Physical Literacy is a life-long journey. And we all know the saying: Use it or lose it!
Cognitive – Play not only brings you joy but it improves our brain functions. Whether it is solitary play or with a group, play supports our reaction time, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Social – Humans are social creatures and research tells us that when we are deprived of social connections, we are prone to depression, anxiety, and even increased mortality. We all need a sense of belonging and play is the answer.
Emotional – when our play involves others, we naturally create bonds of friendships.
Play is not defined by ability, it is something we were all born to do. Stay Tuned! We are working on a creative series of program opportunities geared to children and youth with disabilities.
After School Camp Play programs coming soon
OUR COMMITMENTWe provide athletes with the best possible environment and tools for training and development. As part of this commitment, we have partnered with regional experts, and other leading organizations in offering a Complete Player Development Program.
Our philosophy is that a focus on sport fundamentals combined with athletic skills training, strength and conditioning, proper nutrition, overall health and wellness, and mental prep, allows for the complete development of elite athletes. Instruction and guidance focuses on repeated application of learned skills and sport specific knowledge, to produce the Total Athlete.