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February 13, 2017
Elementary school students spend up to six hours in school each day, and while they’re learning academic skills like reading, math, and spelling, they’re also learning important life... »
To be role models for kids, we need to build our own social and emotional skills
November 11, 2016
At Playworks, we want to lead with the same values we teach children on our playgrounds. For us, this means nurturing an emotionally intelligent workplace. Emotional quotient, or EQ, is... »
A just and verdant future through play / Un futuro justo y verde a través del juego
October 26, 2016
Have you ever wondered how the world would be different if every kid had the opportunity to play—every day? We asked how you are leveraging the power of play to create a healthy civil... »
October 25, 2016
A tightly wound spring, a ball atop a hill, a newly planted seed, or a young child in a swing asking “Higher! Higher!”: our intentions to bring out the best in children hold a similar... »
Former Playworker Imani Sims is making a difference in the classroom with Teach For America
October 24, 2016
After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Imani Sims knew she wanted to become a leader in her home city of Detroit. She was inspired by the Playworks mission and, in 2014, became a... »