Rolling Along in a Baltimore Neighborhood

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Playworks Coaches Help Build Healthy Communities
Here's a great story from one of our amazing Playworks coaches…

"I live close to my school and ride my bike to work. All the kids think its funny that when I have a car I still ride a bike. But after two years, I'm pretty well known in this neighborhood; there aren't a lot of other guys who look like me that ride through here that often.

The other day I was riding home after school and I got chased down by a fourth grader named Kevin. He said he needed help fixing his bike. I followed him around the corner to his bike, which was upside down in front of his house. I told him to get his mom, who I knew from school, and she came out and said it was okay for me to help. Soon enough, it was me, his mom, his cousin, and about 5 kids from our school all working together to fix the bike.

Thaiji ran around the corner to get a bike pump from his dad. Breyonna helped me take the wheel off. Kevin's mom helped find the holes in the tube. And Kevin's cousin, who admitted that at first he was real skeptical of what I was doing on his block, helped me patch the hole in the tube and put the wheel back on. Then I rode on home, feeling good about the opportunities that Playworks gives me to make a difference in the community."

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May 20, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 25, 2020 ›

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Kids playing outdoors
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May 15, 2020

How schools can approach recess in the 2020 school year ›

How can principals incorporate COVID-19 lessons into recess next school year? 1. Teach games that allow for physical distance. Educators can/should intentionally plan recesses that enable kids to play while meeting expectations for social or physical distance. 2. Prepare for virtual game facilitation. Kids can continue to have access to play during the school day…

May 13, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 18, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Self-Regulation Self-regulation is the ability to successfully manage our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Resources for the Week of May 18, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students and families to learn and play one new game each day! This week’s Game Challenge…