Kidcast: Trying Together shares ways to encourage creative play

Open-ended materials mean the toys have limitless possibilities for play.

Recess: A Community Conversation

Physical movement and the freedom to play improves children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Children and their parents, and community members are invited to join the Recess Advocacy Team […]

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Photo essay: Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative explores a day of play to support learning and harness creativity

Learning through play builds skills that are important to child development: Physical, emotional, social, creative and cognitive.

Ultimate Play Day

The Ultimate Play Day is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages. Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, the event is an opportunity for people from throughout the […]

Ultimate Play Day

The Ultimate Play Day is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages. Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, the event is an opportunity for people from throughout the […]

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Does recess matter? Take this quick survey

The Recess Advocacy Team has created a survey to learn about kids’ recess experience across Allegheny County.

Creative reuse and play at the new North Braddock Recycle Park

The North Braddock Recycle Park is a former abandoned playspace undergoing an exciting revitalization through creative reuse.

Playtime equals learning time for young children

The debate about academic versus play-based learning for young children just doesn’t make sense. Remake Learning explains why.

7 ways to celebrate Month of the Young Child with your little ones

This April Pittsburgh celebrates Month of the Young Child with a full lineup of fun and educational activities for families with small children.

The importance of risk in children’s play

Are our playgrounds too safe? Do our kids need more opportunities to take risks? Kathleen Costanza explores these questions in this Remake Learning feature.

Making Pittsburgh Playful

The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is working to educate decision makers on the critical importance of play and turn parents, city officials and even business owners into play advocates.