Playworks for every kid

Playworks in Arizona
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has given our student body a common language with which to communicate and a structure to resolve issues. It teaches skills that are transferable to everyday life.”

Teacher, Balsz Elementary School, Phoenix

Playworks Training
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.
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"I'd rather go out and be present outside, active and involved spending 15 minutes playing every day instead of spending 30-45 minutes suspending a kid. Now, part of my job is to play with kids and teach them how to play instead of laying down the law."

Peter Wilson, Principal, Burbank Elementary

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 

Spotlight
Back-to-School Signals Time to Think about Recess
With the new school year upon us, Playworks is urging families to add an important task to their already-full plate: reviewing the state of recess at their child’s school.
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Playworks in Arizona