Playworks helps you reclaim class time and help kids come back from recess ready to learn.

Independent researchers found that students at Playworks schools (especially girls, African American students, and Hispanic students) had 43% more vigorous physical activity at recess than their peers.

Teachers at Playworks schools reclaim more than 15 hours of class time each week thanks to smoother transitions, less recess conflict, and kids who are ready to learn.

Active bodies mean active brains. Done right, recess not only helps kids come back to class ready to learn, but also gives teachers more time to teach.

To create a recess that supports learning, you can:

✔   Build a culture of inclusion in games like foursquare and jump-rope so all children have opportunities for active play.

✔   Use games and cheers to keep kids from getting restless in line. Smooth transitions help kids come back to class focused.

✔   Teach simple conflict-resolution tools that children can use themselves so teachers spend less time mediating and more time teaching.

We are here to help!

For the past 20 years, Playworks has worked with schools to learn and test recess best practices. The Centers for Disease Control, SHAPE America, and schools around the country look to us as the leader in the field.

Now, we want to bring that know-how to you.

Playworks can support your school with everything from hundreds of free games to to best-in-class professional development, youth leadership curricula, and full time staff.

But first, we’d like to listen.

Get in touch for a free 15 minute recess consultation.

We’d be honored to be your thought partner for next year’s recess strategy.


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