Playworks Arizona

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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January 29, 2020

Update on Run The Runway 2020 ›

After careful and difficult deliberation, Playworks Arizona will not hold our Run The Runway event in 2020. We know many of you have been curious about the status of this event. Truthfully, this was not an easy decision to make but it was the right one for our organization this year: we did lots of…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

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November 7, 2019

Playworks Arizona Teaches Kids How Fun and Games are More Than Just Fun and Games ›

Through programs that encourage safe and inclusive play, the nonprofit Playworks helps get kids active, build social skills and develop relationships with peers.  Read more .  (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Borg Photography)

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…

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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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2002 E. Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

t: 480.374.4395
f: 480.269.9009

              

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