"Recess has become a much safer, more engaging time for students. I have noticed less bullying. less fighting and more cooperation. Students are having fun with lots of choices of safe, engaging games and activities.”
Pat Claypoole, Hope Valley Elementary School, Durham
Why is Kiani Getting Props from Ms. Jackson?
Meet Kiani. Kiani is a Junior Coach who, with the help of Playworks, comes back from recess reinvigorated and ready to learn. And her teacher Ms. Jackson gives her props for that.
"I have 30 years of teaching Physical Education under my belt and have attended many conferences, but I have to say, Playworks is one of the best ways to get students active and excited quickly... I have been using several games and procedures in our regular Physical Education classes, and it works!!!"
Brenda Derrick, P.E. Instructor, Durham, NC
Five Big Wins for Play in 2014
Last year was an unprecedented one for Playworks and there is much to be proud of. In 2014, there were many big wins for play, but here are our top five.
“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
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.