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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December 10, 2019

Gold Medalist and Former Utah Starzz Player Natalie Williams Attends League Night ›

Our girls basketball league participants were delighted to meet former Utah Starzz player, and gold medalist, Natalie Williams, who attended our league night on December 5, 2019. Natalie talked to the girls about the importance of dedication and team work, signed autographs, and answered questions about her experience as a professional basketball player and Olympic…

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…

November 15, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Jason ›

Coach Jason is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Academy Park Elementary School, and focuses on helping make every kid feel safe, included, and empowered to jump in any game on the playground. At Academy Park’s recess you’ll find lots of smiles, high-fives, and tons of different games being played safely 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…

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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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