Play Makes Learning Easier in Philadelphia

  1. Updates

Word is spreading that Playworks Philadelphia is making a significant impact on the lives of over 5000  Philadelphia school children every day. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, Kristen Graham visited  Charles Drew Elementary School in West Philadelphia where Coach Ben Gibboney demonstrated how Playworks uses recess to positively impact school climate, decrease school violence and help kids be better prepared to learn – all while having fun!

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January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to…