Playworks Wisconsin

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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March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We are following CDC and state/local health agency guidelines and are partnering with schools with an aim of preventing the spread of the virus, while also…

February 24, 2020

Wisconsin’s First Lady Visits Dodgeland to Observe Social Emotional Learning ›

Wisconsin First Lady Kathy Evers was among state and regional leaders who came to Playworks partner school Dodgeland Elementary to learn about how social-emotional learning is done at the school. Social-emotional curriculum is used to teach students about appropriate ways to handle behavior and friendships. It teaches them how to listen, manage their behavior, get…

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…

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Events


June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

2020 Annual Playworks Wisconsin Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for one day of fun to live out your kickball dreams! Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Wisconsin…

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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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3600 W. Pierce Street
Suites A & B
Milwaukee, WI 53215

t: 414.220.4301

         

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