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New research demonstrates that a high-functioning recess can contribute to a positive school climate in low-income elementary schools.
January 29, 2015
Earlier this month, Rebecca A. London, Ph.D. and a group of researchers from the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University published an article in the... »
Play and Dr. King both teach us that in attempting to change things for the better, the best place to start is by practicing kindness and empathy with ourselves
January 17, 2015
I was having a conversation with a coworker about all the recent strife and conflict in the world, and the question about the relevance of the work we do arose. When people are dying and... »
The Playworks Arizona team set the new world record for the biggest game of Red Light, Green Light.
January 15, 2015
I spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time in my childhood poring over the Guinness Book of World Records.  I remember spending a fair bit of time on the physical entries – world’s... »
Jill Vialet on the similarities of play and goal setting.
January 5, 2015
It is New Year’s resolution time, and that brings to mind one of my all-time favorite quotes from Bernard Suits: “Playing a game is the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles... »
December 18, 2014
This year has been an unprecedented one for Playworks and there is much to be proud of. From exceeding our goal of serving 450,000 kids nationwide to expanding our operations into the... »

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