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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New England Patriots

February 8, 2021

The Kraft Family Awards $90,000 to Nonprofits During Virtual Ceremony on Feb. 3 ›

Playworks New England receives $5,000 grant in honor of longtime volunteer, Kim Carrington, one of the 2020 Patriots Difference Makers.

February 3, 2021

Playworks Coach of the Month: Shelby Obert ›

We are excited to announce Shelby Obert as February’s Coach of the Month! Coach Shelby is a second year AmeriCorps member currently serving at the Henry Grew School in Hyde Park, MA. While this year certainly looks different, Coach Shelby has consistently been able to leverage the relationships she built in person last year to…

February 3, 2021

2020-21 Mid-Year Report: Innovating for Virtual Play ›

When schools shut down across New England last March, we held firmly to our vision to make sure kids experience safe and healthy play each day. Used to seeing every student in their school on the playground each day, our Coaches were suddenly in their homes, attempting to understand the world of remote learning and…

February 3, 2021

Keep Playing Helps Educators Engage Students ›

America’s kids are having a very tough year. Routines and communities have been dramatically disrupted. In many cases, the fear and stress caused by pandemic-related changes is dramatically increasing trauma for children and the adults who care for them. After months of physical and social isolation, stress and uncertainty, parents and experts are calling out…

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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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Playworks New England
c/o ED Jon Gay
638 South Street
Boston, MA 02131

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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