Playworks Pennsylvania

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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May 16, 2018

Playworks makes learning social skills fun during recess at Kirkbride ›

Through the partnership, Playworks provides Kirkbride with a coordinator once a week every month. The Playworks coordinator works with two recess coaches at Kirkbride to implement a plan on how to run recess through organized games. Some of the games that students play in the play zone include dodge ball, foursquare and soccer.

May 1, 2018

Robert Covington Presents Playworks Pennsylvania Contribution ›

After a thrilling first-round playoff series win over the Miami Heat, we’re flashing back to 76ers forward Robert Covington’s day on the playground last fall with the students of Chester Arthur Elementary School. Robert is one of three players, along with T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes, who were on the 76ers active roster two seasons…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Spotlight ›

This month, we’d like to spotlight and thank our AmeriCorps members for their community service and positive impact on Pennsylvania’s children in and out of the classroom. Since the founding of AmeriCorps in 1994, AmeriCorps members have served countless communities with powerful solutions as they tackle the tough challenges we face each day: helping kids…

January 6, 2018

Junior Coach Impact Story ›

Meet Gabriel Agosto, 4th grader at Taylor Elementary School My favorite part of being a Junior Coach is helping the other grades at recess. I also enjoy helping Coach Sean because sometimes I notice he has rough times at recess.  I enjoy helping him on his good and bad days. Coach Sean is a fun guy!…

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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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100 West Oxford Street, Suite E-3000
Philadelphia, PA 19122

t: 267.239.0507
t: 267.455.0830
f: 267.895.2760


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