Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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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January 24, 2024
From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…
December 18, 2023
Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…
Stanford Social Innovation Review
November 2, 2023
Playworks is working toward ensuring that every kid has access to safe and healthy play every day at school. CEO Elizabeth Cushing discusses the path to scale and how Playworks…
May 19, 2022
Fun lunch time getaway had by all who joined Playworks for a game of rock, paper, scissors at the Arizona State Capitol on May 16, 2022. “The Grand Canyon State…
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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 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.
They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.
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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221 E Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.