November 18, 2011

Mattel and Playworks Make Play Essential for Everyone! ›

Play is an important building block in every child’s development. It promotes learning, teamwork, increases imagination, expands social skills and more. Join us Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10am PT for a discussion about the importance of play featuring insights from Jill Vialet, CEO and Founder of Playworks, and Dr. Michael Shore, Mattel’s “Dr. Play." Click here…

November 9, 2011

Is a child’s health predetermined by that child’s zip code? ›

HealthyCal on Healthy Kids


October 27, 2011

Playworks helps kids make the most of recess ›

Elementary school teacher Vanessa Cavelli used to dread recess and the drama that could break out on the playground. “You wonder how many fights you’ll have to break up that day,” Cavelli said. She gestured to the large all-blacktop playground where scores of grade school children played games like four square and kickball. “If you…

October 25, 2011

Should middle school students have recess? ›

Guest blogger, Jennie Day-Burget, is chairwoman of the board for Playworks Portland.

October 24, 2011

New Balance Steps up as Partner in Play ›

The New Balance Foundation has signed a national partnership agreement with Playworks, supporting our work nationwide and helping us expand the power of play. New Balance has worked as a local partner with Playworks in the Boston area with school, volunteer and employee engagement activities over the past year. As national partners, they will support our mission…

October 24, 2011

Playworks Training Reaches New Heights ›

Playworks Pro is off to a running start, with trainings on tap throughout the entire country. In Seattle, Treeswing, a local nonprofit focused on helping children develop lifelong healthy habits, is bringing Playworks Recess 360 to four elementary schools. The year-long training and technical assistance program provides intensive training as well as customized on-site follow-up for…

October 24, 2011

Mattel Signs on as Debut National Partner ›

Playworks is kicking off the school year with our first-ever national partnership. Mattel has signed on to help us to expand our commitment that every child has a chance to play every day. Mattel has already been working closely together in Los Angeles, where the company supports several LA schools and will engage their employees in volunteerism…

October 10, 2011

Playworks Kicks Off Milestone Year in Big Way ›

It’s been 15 years since Playworks first stepped onto the playground in two Berkeley schools and began to change recess. Since then, what started as a good idea has developed into a major movement. This year, Playworks will celebrate our 15 year anniversary by serving more than 120,000 students in more than 300 schools in 22…

The Durham News

October 9, 2011

Playworks: New rules for recess ›

Children clamor out of their classrooms and into the recess yard. Rather than scramble to gain possession of footballs, basketballs, Hula Hoops and other equipment, the children quickly form six lines. The man in the bright yellow shirt leads them in a cheer to review the rules: Respect the game. Play hard. Have fun. And…