Playworks Michigan

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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May 17, 2019

Prepare. Grow. Love. ›

As our organization began preparing for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, the annual gathering of business and governmental leaders aimed at the betterment of our state, I couldn’t help but notice how well this year‘s focus on uniting as “One Michigan,” under the pillars of “Prepare,” “Grow,” and “Love” aligned perfectly with…

April 5, 2019

Playworks on WDIV (NBC) ›

Our Executive Director, Angela Rogensues, sat down with WDIV’s Shawn Ley to talk about the power of play during school breaks and the importance of keeping kids active with healthy play. Playworks on WDIV (NBC)

April 5, 2019

Girls Basketball Jamboree covered in Dearborn Press & Guide ›

Playworks Michigan is introducing local elementary school girls to organized sports, often for the first time through a no-cost, fun-vs-fun, developmental league. Dearborn Heights elementary school to host ‘Power of Play’ basketball league

April 5, 2019

Playworks on the 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” ›

Playworks appeared on 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” to discuss Jamboree.

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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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2990 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 231
Detroit, MI 48202

t: 313.879.4934
f: 313.432.2945

      

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