According to Coach Amber, an AmeriCorps member and Playworks program coordinator at the Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester, "every day is a...
Good Morning America Features Playworks and Recess
Play and recess are essential to healthy childhood development. But many schools are cutting back on this important time of the school day.
Did you see the story on Good Morning America? Playworks is helping schools make the most of play time.
The story was followed by an ABC News Now Moms Get Real discussion led by Juju Chang about play and recess. The Death of Recess featured a panel discussion with Playworks Newark Executive Director Adeola Whitney and other play experts discussing the value and issues around recess.
There are many things you can do to support recess at your schools. Here are just a few:
- Learn what you can do to keep recess thriving
- Keep updated on new activities and opportunities at Playworks
- Learn more about Playworks Training and how it can help your school
- Is Playworks in your city? Want to help bring it there? Here's where we are.
- Learn about opportunities to volunteer with Playworks.
- Do you want to help bring play to more kids? You can get in the game.
Video (above): Good Morning America: Tight State Budgets force an End to Recess
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