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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August 6, 2018

The CDC Announces Funding for Physical Activity Programming ›

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) School Health Branch (CDC Healthy Schools) shared the news that 17 State Departments of Education have been awarded Fiscal Year 2018 funding through the “Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools”. According to the CDC, the purpose of…

August 1, 2018

Brown Brothers Harriman and Playworks ›

On May 31, Junior Coaches from Boston’s Curley, Eliot, and Henderson Elementary schools took a field trip to the Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) offices in Downtown Boston–their third visit of the 2017-18 school year. Throughout the year, volunteers from BBH served as ‘Corporate Coaches’ for students, teaching important lessons about communication, leadership, and goal setting.…

June 29, 2018

Playworks New England Corporate Kickball Tournament was a Home Run! ›

Earlier this month, nearly 300 professionals representing 24 companies across Metro Boston ditched their desks to round the bases for the 11th annual Playworks New England Corporate Kickball Tournament. The event was a tremendous success, raising $36,500 to support Playworks programming for more than 75,000 youth in 140 elementary schools across the region. Playworks corporate…

June 26, 2018

For New Balance, Investment is More Than Just a Check ›

  Every day at Playworks schools in Lawrence, you can see students getting active at recess and interacting with their peers and their Playworks Coach. On many days of the school year, you also see a group of adults in red t-shirts on the playground alongside Lawrence students. These adults are volunteers from New Balance…

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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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