Updates

May 8, 2020

Work Play Balance powered by Playworks ›

Find your Work Play Balance. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of children and adults alike. Playworks is continuing to share the power of play by launching Play at Home for kids and our brand new Work Play Balance playbook for adults. Work Play Balance is a free resource designed to leverage play to…

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,…

December 12, 2019

Jump on Board! ›

Are you looking to give back to the community and our youth? Why not join our Advisory Board? We are looking to have five new energetic and passionate members join our board by June 2020! Come out to our fundraising night at Pour Taproom to learn more about the benefits of being on the Playworks…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

December 2, 2019

Pour Taproom Nonprofit Fundraising Night with Playworks! ›

Come one, come all! Pour for a wonderful cause during this special event, Pour Taproom is donating 15% of all sales from 6-9 pm to benefit Playworks North Carolina. Visit Pour Taproom at 202 N. Corcoran St. in Durham. Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…