Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of all children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
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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August 30, 2023
For ten years, OneAmerica has demonstrated the importance of investing in each of their communities through their annual Week of Caring. Playworks was (once again) thrilled to be a part…
August 29, 2023
For the last 10 years, Playworks Wisconsin has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that…
February 23, 2023
4 Fun and Easy Ways to to Support Playworks Wisconsin 1. Come join us at our Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Lakefront Brewery is partnering with Playworks Wisconsin to crown a…
January 17, 2023
Playworks Wisconsin is excited to share our Mid-Year Impact Report with you! In this Impact Report you can find our impact numbers so far this year and our recent case…
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A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.
PJ Dever, Executive Director