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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December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…

December 9, 2020

UnitedHealthcare Continues Playing by Teaming Up with Playworks ›

UnitedHealthcare employees transitioned to full time telecommuting as a precautionary measure in March of 2020 when Covid 19 began to take hold across the Country. Like our kids, many employees were feeling isolated, scared and stressed. In addition to daily responsibilities at work, many were now also trying to help teach their children at home.…

December 9, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls Extend Grants for 3 Additional Years ›

Earlier this year the Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls furthered their commitment to Playworks by extending their annual grant for an additional three years. In 2017, the Bucks and Johnson Controls partnered to provide funds for a multi-sport complex at Browning Elementary School, which is located in Milwaukee’s Westlawn neighborhood. At that time, they also…

December 9, 2020

Wisconsin Schools Prioritize Recess and Play During the Pandemic ›

Every week, our school communities face new and evolving challenges. For in-person schools, the need to socially distance, limit movement in the classroom, pivot to online learning when quarantining is needed, and the ever-present worry of virus exposure all contribute to a more stressful school environment. For our virtual-only schools, there are fewer opportunities for…

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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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