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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October 30, 2020

Most Valuable Partner of the Month: Robert Frost Elementary School ›

Playworks New England would like to announce Robert Frost Elementary School as the Most Valuable Partner (MVP) for October! Robert Frost Elementary School is doing innovative work to engage its students at recess and we’re thrilled to have Playworks AmeriCorps Coach Jeff Lee as part of this change-making. At Robert Frost Elementary School in Lawrence,…

October 29, 2020

Playworks Coach of the Month: Coach Jonah Williams ›

Playworks New England is happy to present Coach Jonah Williams as the ‘Coach of the Month’ for October! Coach Jonah is a second year Site Coordinator and has been with Playworks since starting as an AmeriCorps Coach in 2017. Coach Jonah is serving currently at the William E. Russell School in Dorchester, the Michael J.…

October 13, 2020

New England Patriots Recognize Playworks Volunteer as Difference Maker of the Week ›

Boston, MA (Oct. 12, 2020) – Playworks is happy to announce one of our very own volunteers, Kim Carrington at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, has been selected as the New England Patriots Difference Maker of the Week! Throughout the season, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation celebrate volunteers that work…

October 6, 2020

Using Play to Foster Social Connections and Physical Activity ›

Play isn’t just fun and games – it’s a vital aspect of our health and well-being. When we play, we engage our bodies, minds, and senses, creating opportunities for increased physical activity, learning, and connection with others. Play can even help relieve stress and support the development of important social-emotional skills, including communication and cooperation.…

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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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