Welcome back to the Joy Series

  1. Updates

As we enter the last month of the year, we are thrilled to bring back the Joy Series. After a year full of transitions, growth, and exciting new changes for us, we’re looking forward to spending the next five weeks focused on joy. Here’s how you can follow along with the Joy Series:





1. Hear from five of our Coaches about how they experience joy at school by checking out our Instagram.






2. Reflect on the joy we’ve experienced in 2022, and look ahead to joy in 2023 by reading our blog.







3.  Read notes from students at a few of our Playworks partner schools on why recess brings them joy by following us on Twitter.







4. Interact with us through our Instagram stories and discuss what brings you joy and how you can spread joy this holiday season.





We’re so excited to focus on joy through the end of this year and hope that you’ll follow along.

More Updates

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…