Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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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July 3, 2023
We’re proud to introduce Playworks Southeast! We have the same mission and will be utilizing our over 25 years of experience of leveraging play to impact more kids and communities…
March 30, 2023
The importance of youth leadership programming in elementary schools Childhood is spent brimming with fascinations of the future – ideas of what infinite potential can amount to, ambitions of fulfilling…
January 10, 2023
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…
July 28, 2022
“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical…
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December 13, 2023
There are many ways to play! Join us as for the second webinar in the return of The Game Plan, a free, four-part series designed to provide practical solutions for…
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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 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.
They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.
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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P.O. Box 51729
Durham, NC 27717
A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.