While some kids thrive at free play during
recess, others may find playing—or even
interacting with their classmates during
recess—overwhelming. Enter the Buddy Bench, a
bench that some schools are installing to help
students feel less alone and isolated. Read on
to find out what the Buddy Bench is all about
and how you can install one at your school.
So, What Is the Buddy Bench?
The concept is simple: any child sitting on
a Buddy Bench indicates to his peers that he
would like company. Whether he/she is feeling
overwhelmed, shy or just having an off day,
sitting on the bench means he would like someone
to talk to or play with.