September 19, 2018

Five Important Life Lessons from the Playground ›

How can adults who supervise the playground—at school, in public parks, or in our back yards—best use that time to reinforce the skills kids need to thrive? In a recent blog post with our partners at United Way, Playworks New England shares life lessons from the playground, and strategies adults can use to support social…

The News & Observer

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 10, 2016

Democracy Begins on the Playground ›

Twelve games to develop engaged citizens of the future.

The Columbian

March 19, 2016

Playworks helps teach students how to play nice ›

Woodland, WA—Up until about a month ago, recess at Woodland Primary School had more kids bickering, running around and getting sent to the office, according to Nicole Metteer, recess supervisor at the school for kindergarten and first-grade students. But this week, Woodland finished its fourth week working with Playworks, a national nonprofit that works with…