June 7, 2016
Keeping kids healthy and active this summer is easier (and more fun) than you think ›
CHICAGO (FOX 32 NEWS) – We are now officially into summer break and most kids are already out of school. While summer time is the perfect time for kids to get outside and play, there are plenty of distractions around to keep them from getting good exercise such as the TV, computer, iPad and video games.…
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…
February 9, 2016
Want kids to learn? Give them a break. ›
As schools search for more time for academic learning, recess is the wrong place to look.
September 24, 2015
Parents, Here Are the Answers to Your Questions ›
We are sharing our most frequently asked questions from parents and guardians of kids at Playworks partner schools.
August 28, 2015
Back to School, Back to Recess ›
Research suggests that playground social skills predict future success.
August 19, 2014
Back-to-School Signals Time to Think about Recess ›
National organization says safe and healthy recess critical to improving school climate; offers tips to help parents assess recess at their child’s school Oakland, CA, August 20, 2014 – With the new school year upon us, a national non-profit is urging families to add an important task to their already-full plate: reviewing the state of…
June 19, 2013
Parents Persuade School District to Create Recess Policy ›
A Connecticut school district has begun creating a new recess policy that will require 20 minutes of daily recess after parents made several complaints about access to recess.
May 29, 2013
Schools Should Provide Students with 30+ Minutes of Physical Activity Each Day ›
An Institute of Medicine report recommends schools provide children with more than 50 percent of the needed 60 minutes of daily physical activity
May 15, 2013
To Improve School Climate and Student Learning, Examine Recess ›
Find five great tips to improve school recess from Jill Vialet on Edutopia.org