Helping Our Communities

  1. Updates

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We are following CDC and state/local health agency guidelines and are partnering with schools with an aim of preventing the spread of the virus, while also caring for our employees and their families. Our actions include having employees work at home, changing policies and practices, and more. 

While we join other organizations in changing the way we work for the coming weeks, there is one other thing we are putting in place that we hope will help families whose children are at home and the teachers scrambling to provide online classes. We’ll be highlighting a series of Playworks games on our social media channels in the coming weeks. These will be games that can be played at home with a small number of children or larger groups in schools that are open. Follow along using #PlayworksAtHome and #PlayAtHome. Learn how to play Crack the Code in the video below.

We hope you will share these free games through your networks to help us make sure they get to as many children as possible. Please follow Playworks on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn so you receive these notifications.

We will get through this together as one Playworks community. The continued investment and partnership of philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual supporters will be critical. In uncertain times, we need to rely on one another to support our children and the adults who care for them. 

I take solace from something Abraham Lincoln said:

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.”

Thank you for doing your part. We’re grateful that as a member of Playworks’ extended community you are helping us do our part as well.

 

Elizabeth Cushing
President
Playworks

 

More Updates


January 8, 2021

To America’s Teachers and Families ›

As we all try to process the extremely troubling events in Washington DC this week, Playworks wants to express our deep appreciation to our nation’s teachers and families. We see you caring for America’s children and helping them grapple with what they saw. You are approaching hard conversations with kids to help them understand what…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…

November 9, 2020

Play Builds Serious Skills ›

Playtime is many things. It’s fun for children. It’s an escape for busy parents. But it’s much more than that. According to Dr. Stephanie M. Carlson, distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Reflection Sciences co-founder, “Play is about as ‘blueprinted’ a behavior as you can have in terms of basic survival and reproduction.” Furthermore,…