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Brookings: Understanding child-friendly urban design

Brookings: Understanding child-friendly urban design

From Brookings By Helen Shwe Hadani, Jennifer S. Vey, Shwetha Parvathy, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek More than half of the world’s children are growing up in cities. By 2030, up to 60 percent of the world’s urban population will be under 18 years old. Yet, children and...

Science Magazine: Active Learning in the Community

Science Magazine: Active Learning in the Community

A new piece from Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff has been featured in the October 1st issue of Science Magazine. The article explores the growing support for playful instruction for young children and how Playful Learning Landscapes is using...

Next City: Playtime is Making A Comeback in Philly

Next City: Playtime is Making A Comeback in Philly

From Next City By Mia Jackson Philadelphia resident and Temple University professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek was walking through the streets of her hometown and asked herself: Why does a sidewalk have to be a sidewalk? And a bench, a bench? In short, she thought: “What if we...

New Installations from Playful Learning Illinois!

New Installations from Playful Learning Illinois!

Playful Learning Illinois has unveiled two new playful learning installations in the greater Chicago area, and there are more to come! Located in a local laundromat, the first project in Little Village, Chicago, connects early math skills to what children and families...

Summer Design Collaboration with Haverford College

Summer Design Collaboration with Haverford College

A team of students from Haverford College spent their summer in a “Design + Make” fellowship, working with PLLAN to design potential installations for Playful Learning Landscapes. Imagined by Kent Watson, this fellowship was designed to put tools in the hands of...

WHYY: Playstreets celebrate Fab Youth Philly play captains

WHYY: Playstreets celebrate Fab Youth Philly play captains

from WHYY by Emily Rizzo Four Philadelphia teenagers were expecting an ordinary first day of work on Monday morning. Instead, they were met with a red carpet and community members cheering their names. The four teens, Jah’sier Brickett, Semaj Mcfadden, Makalah...

PLLAN Job Opening: Program Manager

PLLAN Job Opening: Program Manager

from PLLAN   Playful Learning Landscapes Action Network (PLLAN) fosters the creation of playful learning infrastructure and activities in everyday spaces where children and families gather. PLLAN works with communities, designers, and researchers to transform...