Playworks New England

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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December 17, 2019

Coach Avre is a Team Player and a Leader in Lawrence ›

Coach Avre is a second-year coach at the Robert Frost Elementary School in Lawrence, MA. Although he only started halfway through the 2018-19 school year, Avre is a critical member of the Playworks team in Lawrence and has taken on a leadership role for his fellow coaches.  This year, Playworks has six school partners in…

December 6, 2019

Play is a Priority for New Bedford School District ›

Playworks New England is thrilled to continue creating opportunities for safe and healthy play for elementary students across New Bedford.  Playworks launched programs in four New Bedford schools in 2016. This year, Playworks has expanded to serve 12 New Bedford elementary schools through a combination of services, which means over 4,000 students are experiencing safe…

December 5, 2019

Principal Duffy is a Champion of Play ›

Stephen Duffy is the principal at the Plympton Elementary School in Waltham. This is Mr. Duffy’s third year as the principal, but he has worked in the Waltham School district for over 20 years.  In addition to being a great principal and important member of the Plympton community, Mr. Duffy demonstrates Playworks values everyday! He…

December 4, 2019

Junior Coach Junior is a Quiet but Mighty Leader ›

Junior is a 5th grade Junior Coach at the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston. Coach Carolyn, site coordinator at Perkins, nominated Junior as Junior Coach of the Month because he has been a consistent, quiet leader who sets a good example for both his peers and younger students. “I have other Junior…

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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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67 Kemble Street, Suite 3.6
Boston, MA 02119

t: 617.708.1734
f: 617.849.5791

         

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Playworks New England is grateful for the support of the following regional movement partners:

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