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May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

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 recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

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…

September 18, 2023

Play Leadership Essentials Workshops ›

Our two-day virtual interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social and emotional skills, and enhance opportunities for physical activity. Taught by professional Playworks…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical…

March 2, 2022

A response to HB 1134 from a Playworks Leader ›

Playworks Indiana Program Director Traneisha English volunteered to speak during the hearing for House Bill 1134, but never got called to say these powerful words against the bill. The bill,…

March 2, 2022

Using Our Voices to Support Trans Kids in Sports ›

Playworks teammates used their voices to speak out for the kids in our community. They spoke at the Indiana State Senate in February 2022 against a bill that would prevent…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts,…