Playworks North Carolina

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

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

March 16, 2020

Stuck at home? You can still PLAY! ›

  In the coming days and weeks, many of us will find ourselves spending more and more time in our homes. When kids are home from school and adults are home from work, it’s tempting to spend the day in front of our TV, iPad, and computer screens–but Playworks has a solution. We challenge all…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

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…

February 11, 2020

Playworks North Carolina’s 7th Annual Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your sneakers and kick a home run for safe and healthy play. It’s time for our 7th Annual Kickball Tournament! Playworks North Carolina’s Kickball Tournament offers local businesses the chance to give back to their community while enjoying a few hours of play. The Kickball Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1,…

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Recent Events


June 01, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Playworks PlayShop NC ›

Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, an experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess. The PlayShop will equip you with: Tangible group management and conflict resolution…

April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

5th Annual Corporate Kickball 4 Kids Tournament ›

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. For over 20 years, Playworks has helped schools figure out what works well on their…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51729
Durham, NC 27717

t: 919.419.6446
f: 919.237.9163

     

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