Playworks Indiana

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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Playworks and UnitedHealthcare Team Up to support Fort Wayne Community Schools through the Power of Play!

Thanks to this partnership with UnitedHealthcare, educators in all 31 elementary schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools will receive training and access to resources to address students’ health and wellness and build valuable life skills through play. And kids will have fun!

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December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…

December 15, 2020

Playworks and UnitedHealthcare Team Up to support Fort Wayne Community Schools through the Power of Play ›

Fort Wayne, IN – Playworks, UnitedHealthcare, and Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) are partnering to support the health and wellness of kids through play. Playworks Indiana began working with Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) in 2018, providing professional development training and support services to help staff ensure that all kids are engaged in safe, healthy…

October 6, 2020

Using Play to Foster Social Connections and Physical Activity ›

Play isn’t just fun and games – it’s a vital aspect of our health and well-being. When we play, we engage our bodies, minds, and senses, creating opportunities for increased physical activity, learning, and connection with others. Play can even help relieve stress and support the development of important social-emotional skills, including communication and cooperation.…

September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And yet, even in normal circumstances before COVID-19, there wasn’t an equal opportunity for every kid to play. We need to make sure this disparity does…

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Play Leadership Essentials Training for Early Childhood Educators ›

The Playworks Play Leadership Essentials is our 2-day virtual interactive workshop that teaches proven strategies to foster a stronger sense of engagement, prevent and redirect challenging behavior, develop social-emotional skills,…

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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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9511 Angola Court Suite 249
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

t: 317.961.1526

      

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