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March 30, 2018

How to Create a Culture of Play and Why You Should ›

How do you build a playful work culture where employees are engaged and effective? Our founder Jill Vialet authored this article to showcase some easy steps that business leaders can try within their organizations.

February 28, 2018

The Art of Play: Why One Elementary School Revamped its Recess ›

Hollingsworth STEAM Academy in downtown Las Vegas launched its recess reboot with assistance from Playworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving playtime and, in the process, children’s overall well-being.

February 8, 2018

Playworks Colorado ›

Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

January 10, 2018

Greenpoint woman rings opening bell at Nasdaq ›

Laura James, chairwoman of the Advisory Board of Playworks New York/New Jersey, a nonprofit firm that works with schools to promote the emotional health of students by revamping recess and playtime activities on school playgrounds, had the honor of ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square on Jan. 2.  Photo by…

December 13, 2017

OP-ED: Building United Communities One Playground At A Time ›

Playtime is undervalued. Conflicts that arise on the playground during recess often bring behavioral problems into the classroom and impact teaching, student attention, and learning. In urban areas, in particular, students do not have enough opportunities to play because space and resources can be limited. Technology is also changing the way kids play. But, play…

November 30, 2017

Eye On Education: Recess Revolution ›

Playworks coaches are at the school every day. They are trained to be a caring, consistent adult, organizing games or helping children resolve conflicts that might pop up during recess. And they train fourth graders to be junior coaches.

November 22, 2017

Do kids really have to be taught how to play? ›

A Playworks coach might organize a kickball game, foursquare or other activities that students enjoy during recess – and then hang around and encourage everyone to participate. He or she might step in to assist students in resolving a conflict or to iron out game rules before yelling or name-calling can begin.

October 11, 2017

Detroit Lions Connect with Kids at Anti-Bullying Pep Rally ›

Marvin Jones has plenty of experience getting into the end zone, but on Tuesday the Lions wide out and some his teammates entered the anti-bullying zone. “It’s all about spreading love and spreading positivity,” he said. You can learn that at an early age and it’s our job as grownups to teach these kids the right way…

September 29, 2017

Toys R Us Wants to Be a ‘Champion of Play’ With New Brand Positioning ›

One of the brand’s partnerships includes a curated content strategy with a partner, Playworks, that will include blog posts, checklists, play recipes and family games.