PlayWorks

Playworks has been helping educators re-think playtime since 1995 We help kids to stay active and build valuable life skills through play.

Playworks brings out the best in kids, through play
Playtime is kids’ time. But schools can and should create play environments that help kids be their best. Studies show that recess matters: a thoughtful approach to recess improves children’s physical health and social and emotional learning.

Helping Schools Rethink Recess
Playworks helps schools and districts make the most of recess through on-site staffing, consultative support, professional development, free resources, and more. Playworks helps schools figure out what works well on their playgrounds.
Working with schools we design recess to reinforce school culture. A few of the focus areas Playworks helps schools address: Safety, Engagement and Empowerment,

We also support youth programs and other organizations that wish to improve playtime. Organizations like The Centers for Disease Control, and City Year all look to Playworks to inform practice and policy.

In our experience at Playworks, focusing on a few key principles of play ensures the most joyful, free, and inclusive experience for all children and adults. Try on these approaches in your school!
• Every kid has the opportunity to play every day, from the classroom to the playground, and in the neighborhood.
• Kids get to choose to play and get to choose games that make them happy.
• Kids have the right tools to resolve playground conflicts on their own.
• Adults play alongside kids, modeling and supporting a culture of trust, positivity, and inclusion.
• Play is not treated as a reward to be revoked.
• Everyone is welcome to join the game, because playing together is a great way to build community.

Playworks has been helping educators re-think playtime since 1995 We help kids to stay active and build valuable life skills through play.

Playworks brings out the best in kids, through play
Playtime is kids’ time. But schools can and should create play environments that help kids be their best. Studies show that recess matters: a thoughtful approach to recess improves children’s physical health and social and emotional learning.

Helping Schools Rethink Recess
Playworks helps schools and districts make the most of recess through on-site staffing, consultative support, professional development, free resources, and more. Playworks helps schools figure out what works well on their playgrounds.
Working with schools we design recess to reinforce school culture. A few of the focus areas Playworks helps schools address: Safety, Engagement and Empowerment,

We also support youth programs and other organizations that wish to improve playtime. Organizations like The Centers for Disease Control, and City Year all look to Playworks to inform practice and policy.

In our experience at Playworks, focusing on a few key principles of play ensures the most joyful, free, and inclusive experience for all children and adults. Try on these approaches in your school!
• Every kid has the opportunity to play every day, from the classroom to the playground, and in the neighborhood.
• Kids get to choose to play and get to choose games that make them happy.
• Kids have the right tools to resolve playground conflicts on their own.
• Adults play alongside kids, modeling and supporting a culture of trust, positivity, and inclusion.
• Play is not treated as a reward to be revoked.
• Everyone is welcome to join the game, because playing together is a great way to build community.

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