New Haven elementary schools give all kids recess, everyday

  1. Updates

The New Haven Independent just published a story entitled "New Recess Rules Kick In" which details the implementation of recess for kids in all grades pre-k to 5 as required by a new Conneticut state law. Included in the article are some challenges and concerns for schools who are now required to provide daily recess for their students. Read the whole story here.

Playworks knows that recess can be tough, but we are here to help get you on track. We can help schools and districts plan a high-functioning recess complete with a variety of offerings from our professional development programs

Your school can be use the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and Playworks can help you create a place for every kid on your playground. Let's work together to make sure that every kid has fun and is part of the game!

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January 18, 2023

Building skills through play: adult engagement at recess ›

What does adult engagement look like at recess and why is it important? Adults actively engaging on the playground is important because it encourages healthy play at recess. Playworks’ programming recognizes this and highlights the need of providing a kind and consistent adult during the school day for students to connect and build trusting relationships that…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

December 28, 2022

Looking forward to joy in 2023 ›

Over the last five weeks, we have been exploring the concept of joy. We’ve answered check-in questions on our Instagram based around joy, heard from five Coaches on Facebook about what brings them joy, and found out from students what about recess brings them so much joy. To close out the year, we have been…