Playworks New York and New Jersey

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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The Star-Ledger

November 9, 2018

Twenty Minutes of Recess for NJ Kids ›

A takeaway from a recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical study review, which details the wide-ranging benefits of play for children. From the AAP, here are 20 reasons why those 20 minutes of recess are vital—and why the quality of that playtime is critical. (Stock photo via Pixabay).

Univision.com

November 2, 2018

Pop music star Kat Deluna’s Interview with Primer Impacto ›

Pop music star Kat Deluna spoke with students at a Playworks school in Brooklyn about how important it is to her that elementary kids are empowered early. They should know and understand that they are worth something and that they can achieve their goals. Deluna, who attended school nearby in New Jersey, learned about the…

October 29, 2018

Race to Reduce Bullying Connected the Community ›

On Saturday, October 20, Playworks New York/New Jersey hosted the Race to Reduce Bullying 5k at Branch Brook Park. This family-friendly fundraiser included music, games, giveaways, and activities. The community-building event brought out an enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed an opportunity to get active and support Playworks’ efforts to ensure that every kid is included on…

Metro

October 22, 2018

Popstar Kat Deluna Partners with Playworks ›

International Dominican popstar Kat Deluna paid a visit to S. 9 Teunis G Bergen Elementary School  as part of  Playworks’s Real Players Don’t Bully campaign for National Anti Bullying Month.

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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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60 Park Place, Suite 1001
Newark, NJ 07102

t: 973.348.9169
f: 973.527.9136

      

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