Play is a basic human need.

We help every kid play, every day.

We help schools and youth programs create recess and play environments where every child can join in.

All kids should experience the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play.

Playworks 6 Design Principles

News from the Field

eUnblocked is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit respected for our evidence-informed services and strategic approach to scale. Now, we are looking beyond the schools that we serve to help 3.5 million students in 7,000 schools experience safe and healthy play every day. Read what people are writing about Playworks across the country, get the inside story on the growing movement for play, and write about play or Playworks.

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eUnblocked helps kids to stay
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What a Better Recess Does

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Conflict Resolution

Recess doesn’t have to be chaotic. At a better recess, kids acquire tools to work out disagreements and differences.

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Leadership Skills

When they’re playing amongst their peers, kids have a valuable opportunity to develop a sense of fairness, confidence, and communication.


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Academic Success

Kids who are engaged during recess are more likely to participate in class, which means better attendance and better grades.


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