Playworks Utah

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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October 17, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Poe ›

Coach Poe is serving her first year as an AmeriCorps member at Whittier Elementary School in the Salt Lake District. Coach Poe loves helping kids have the best possible day at school by forging a relationship with each and every student, making them feel safe and included, and being an all around blast to play…

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October 10, 2019

Organized play and conflict resolution hits the playground ›

By Cari Doutre Leader County Editor https://www.hjnews.com/tremonton/organized-play-and-conflict-resolution-hits-the-playground/article_3a5ee4e3-c3d3-5fd6-8f92-1732f687cb46.html Gone are the days of bullies ruling the playground at recess, or boredom in general, as local elementary schools are getting on board with a nationwide program that offers organized, safe play — but most importantly, lots of fun! When the 2019-2020 school year started at North Park…

September 25, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Colin ›

Coach Colin is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Roosevelt Elementary in the Granite School District. Colin is passionate about play and helping the students at Roosevelt have a better experience at school. Colin brings his positive energy to school every day and we can’t wait to see the impact he makes…

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

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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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308 East 4500 South
Suite 120
Murray, UT 84107

t: 801.590.9478
f: 801.214.2059

         

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