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 7, 2018

Mrs. DiSarcina: The Eliot School’s Resident Playful Professional ›

Mrs. DiSarcina—AKA Ms. D—is a 5th grade math teacher at the Eliot K-8 School in the North End of Boston. “Ms. D is the definition of a team player,” says Morgan Atkins, Coordinator of Culture and Climate at the Eliot. “She models the Playworks mission and vision of celebrating students through leadership, self-expression, and teamwork.”…

December 4, 2018

Coach Logan Innovates and Motivates at the BTU ›

Coach Logan DiCarlo is an AmeriCorps coach at the Boston Teachers Union School in Jamaica Plain. Coach Logan hasn’t wasted any time this year making her mark on the BTU school and getting involved in the Playworks community. This month, we kicked off our Playworks Girls’ Basketball Leagues. Coach Logan recruited a full team of…

November 29, 2018

Junior Coach Juna Starts the Year as a Strong Leader ›

Junior Coach Juna is a 4th grader at the JFK School in Jamaica Plain. Although Junior Coaches have only been on duty since October, Juna stands out as a role model not only for younger students, but for her fellow Junior Coaches as well. During her recess shifts, Juna takes on responsibilities without being asked,…

November 13, 2018

$9,000 Raised at Playworks’ Rock, Paper, Scissors FUNdraiser to Support Girls’ Basketball Leagues ›

On Thursday November 8, Playworks New England put the FUN back in FUNdraiser at our 12th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament at Bell in Hand Tavern. Sponsored by RSM, this year’s event was a huge success. We raised $9,000 to support our 4th and 5th grade Girls’ Basketball Leagues across greater Boston.The Rock, Paper, Scissors…

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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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