Playworks for every kid

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Playworks Illinois Turns Five
This year, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Playworks Illinois and the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks. Join us in celebrating 5 years of healthy, safe, and inclusive play for thousands of children in our community.
Spotlight
Fitness With A Spark
Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. See how New Balance, MLB athletes, and Playworks are getting kids in the game!
Playworks Illinois
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Children have learned a myriad of social and conflict resolution skills that had greatly enhanced health, play and interactions among students. This is a great program that should be mandatory in all schools.”

Salvador Perez
Daniel Boone Elementary School, Chicago

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Announcing the Playworks Store
The Playworks Store is now open! Promote play with Playworks shirts and swag, or give kids opportunities for safe, healthy play with playground equipment and games. All sales help Playworks leverage the power of play at schools across the country.
Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"Our recess is going wonderfully. I have had a 25% decrease in referrals overall, meaning kids are in class learning instead of out. Fights over conflicts in games is down even more than that!"

Cherie Esposito, Principal, Chicago

VIDEO
Off the Sidelines and into the Action
We are changing the way children interact, both in and out of school. Learn how we move kids off of the sidelines and into the action by watching this animation.
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 

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