Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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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November 30, 2023
As we enter the last month of the year, we are thrilled to bring back the Joy Series. Follow along for the next five weeks as we center joy in…
September 21, 2023
On Friday, September 15, Playworks New England had the opportunity to host over 30 volunteers from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island during their 12th annual Blue across…
September 18, 2023
Growing up a latchkey kid, Renee Gaudette spent her afternoons on the basketball court, playing four-square and tag. Now, she is back on the playground as the new Executive Director for Playworks New…
What is Tag like at your school? Ideally, Tag is a great way for kids to release energy, build resilience, and learn about respectful touch during play. If Tag at…
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December 13, 2023
There are many ways to play! Join us as for the second webinar in the return of The Game Plan, a free, four-part series designed to provide practical solutions for…
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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 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.
They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.
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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Playworks New England
1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th floor
Dorchester MA 02122
Playworks New England is grateful for the support of our regional movement partners.
A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.