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Learning Landscape

Imagine if we could transform public spaces such as bus tops, libraries, and laundromats into

Hubs of Playful Learning

Playful Learning is a collaborative project that transforms everyday public spaces where families work, play, and live into opportunities for learning. Playful learning takes moments such as waiting for the bus, passing time at the laundromat, or waiting at the doctor’s office and turns them into fun learning experiences for both children and their families. This project brings together the science of learning and urban design to infuse cities with playful learning opportunities.

Benefits to the community

Playful learning experiences provide parents with the tools and resources to support their interactions with their children to build their vocabulary, prepare them for school, and lay a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Additionally, the project transforms cities by providing safe, engaging, and interactive play installations that bring the community together.

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Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza
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Little Village 26th St. Arch


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    Large scale puzzle installations at bus stops that sparks children’s curiosity and spurs language development.

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    A hop-scotch style activity that engages children’s memory and planning abilities.

How it Works

Installations are being planned for Little Village (Chicago). We need community residents and stakeholders to help identify sites and customize installations that reflect the needs and interest of the community. The project is fully funded at no cost to communities.

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