playful learning pittsburgh

Play takes center stage in Pittsburgh through workshops, grant funding and community-wide playful learning

Pittsburgh is getting serious about playful learning. Here’s how.

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Back-to-school guide: 5 great ways to get kids ready for learning this year

Take these easy steps to help your child get ready for a great school year.

15 ways to receive (or donate) essential back-to-school supplies in Pittsburgh

Need to receive free school supplies in Pittsburgh or want to donate some? Here is your guide.

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Thoughts from Mo Willems on sparking Pittsburgh kids’ creativity this summer

Illustrator Mo Willems shares ideas every parent can use.

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CLP’s Summer Reading Program is here! We’ve got the details.

Summer reading season is here!

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How to encourage kids to use their imaginations this summer: The magic of ‘What if?’

This easy parenting idea helps kids play by way of their incredible imaginations.

Learning Heroes shares 4 tips for parents whose children learn differently

One in five students struggle with learning and attention issues. These tips can help parents navigate.

Remake Learning Days will offer 150+ ways to help your child become career-ready. Which will you choose?

The Remake Learning Days festival offers tons of Career Ready PA events where kids learn valuable skills while having fun.

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Your Earth Day reading list from CLP is here

This Earth Day reading list from CLP includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

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The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse: Where old objects meet new possibilities

The possibilities at the Center for Creative Reuse, with a bit of kinetic creativity added, are virtually endless.  

Local principals were honored by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation — check out these MVPs

Photo above courtesy of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit When COVID-19 hit, the role of principal took on a new level of importance. Schools across the country worked to maintain a […]

grounding kit

What is a grounding kit? Learn how to make this tool that can help with emotional regulation.

Grounding kits are a great resource to keep on hand for situations in which a person needs relief from stress, anxiety, or both.

Calling all creative teens! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is now accepting submissions for the Teen Media Awards

Photo above courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. It’s time again for the annual Teen Media Awards through the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. For creative teens across the metro region, […]

New encouragement cards are here from Fred Rogers Productions and The Mentoring Partnership

Image above courtesy of Fred Rogers Productions and The Mentoring Partnership  The legacy of Fred Rogers has transformed the entire city of Pittsburgh for generations — especially for its youngest […]

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How to raise a reader: 8 tips from Common Sense Media for getting kids hooked on books

Encouraging kids to read can be easy with this advice from Common Sense Media.

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Check out CLP’s Black History Month reading lists and events for the whole family

Check out CLP’s Black History Month reading lists and events.

Washington DC roadtrip

Travel guide: Take your kids for a fun, educational Washington, DC road trip

A DC roadtrip is an easy drive from Pittsburgh and so educational!

Human Services Center Mon Valley has helped families for 40 years, and they’re just getting started

The Human Services Center was established in 1982 as a human services “mall” with a mission to fight poverty.


Buzzword is back: This Pittsburgh art and literacy partnership is hosting live events for families again

At Buzzword events, “we have the social-emotional component, we have the learning capacity, and we have the mental health focus.” 

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SLB Radio’s Open Studio welcomes tweens and teens who want to learn podcasting

At SLB Radio’s Open Studio, the friendly staff is ready to help kids explore the world of audio creation — and it’s free!

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