Six Simple Principles of Play

In our experience at Playworks, focusing on a few key principles of play ensures the most joyful, free, and inclusive experience for all children and adults. Try on these approaches in your school!


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1. Every kid has the opportunity to play every day, from the classroom to the playground, and in the neighborhood. 2. Kids get to choose to play and get to choose games that make them happy. 3. Kids have the right tools to resolve playground conflicts on their own. 4. Adults play alongside kids, modeling and supporting a culture of trust, positivity, and inclusion. 5. Play is not treated as a reward to be revoked. 6. Everyone is welcome to join the game, because playing together is a great way to build community.

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