Many students at Cherokee Heights Elementary School in St. Paul did not have proper gear for this cold winter season, so Playworks Minnesota teamed up with our partners at Allianz Life to provide hats, snow pants, mittens, and more! We are so grateful to have amazing partners to team up with and give back, because every child deserves the opportunity to get outside & play!
Playworks teams up with Allianz Life so St. Paul kids can GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY!
- January 13, 2020
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 question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…
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, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…
March 25, 2021
Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›
As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…