Playworks Georgia

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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August 16, 2017

Playworks Georgia Annual Survey 2017 ›

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August 10, 2017

Intern Reflects on Summer with Playworks Georgia ›

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play” -Warren Beatty Interning at Playworks has been so fun and fulfilling that I often forget it is my job! I study psychology at Emory University and have researched the importance of play in child development, but observing…

March 8, 2017

An Open Letter to our AmeriCorps Members ›

Dear Playworks Georgia AmeriCorps Members, As the 2016-17 school year winds down, we pause to recognize you, our dedicated and inspiring AmeriCorps coaches, for the tremendous difference you have made in our partner schools and, most importantly, in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. I reflect back to last August when we all…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2017! ›

Pictured: AmeriCorps Coaches Huff, Mo, and O line up to play snowball alley.  Each year during AmeriCorps Week, Playworks takes the opportunity to thank our AmeriCorps members and highlight the incredible impact they make in the schools and communities they serve. Playworks Georgia will celebrate AmeriCorps Week from March 4–11 by sharing photos of our members #GettingThingsDone,…

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Recent Events

August 31 @ 9:45 am

Playworks Georgia Chosen as Whole Foods 5% Day Recipient ›

Get your shopping lists ready and mark your calendars, because Playworks Georgia and Whole Foods are coming together for 5% Day on Thursday, August 31, 2017. During this community giving day, Whole Foods…

June 2 @ 1:30 pm

Corporate Kickball Fundraiser ›

Round up your team Friday, June 2nd, slap on your game faces and come out to Toomer Elementary for a day of delicious food, beverages, and healthy, friendly play with your…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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