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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June 18, 2020

School: More than Academics ›

COVID-19, the unprecedented pandemic that has disrupted our sense of normalcy, has unmistakably highlighted the ways in which school is more than just an academic learning environment for many students. Often, school represents a safe haven where students not only learn but thrive on routine and the consistency of caring adults.  We know that students…

June 9, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 15, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Decision Making & Problem Solving Responsible Decision Making is the ability to make good decisions. Resources for the Week of June 15, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students and families to learn and play one new game each day! This week’s…

June 3, 2020

BFit with Playworks: Week of June 8, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Leadership A leader is someone who can inspire you or motivate you to meet a goal. Resources for the Week of June 8, 2020 BFit with Playworks Activity Challenge Are you ready to #BFitwithPlayworks? In partnership with the Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation, we are challenging students and…

June 1, 2020

An Open Letter to Our Communities ›

To our valued community members, partners, boards, and teams, Playworks is mourning and protesting the unjust killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota last week alongside all of you.  We all know this is only one in an untold number of black men and women who have suffered racist treatment by…

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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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