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Urban Thinkscape: Transforming cityscapes into opportunities for playful learning

Urban Thinkscape transforms neighborhood spaces into opportunities for playful learning by infusing them with activities that challenge the mind while encouraging caregiver-child interactions.

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Building Babies’ Brains Through Play: Mini Parenting Master Class

In this Mini Parenting Master Class from UNICEF, Center on the Developing Child Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., explains the importance of serve and return interactions like play—and how easy they are to do, especially through practice!

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Play in Early Childhood: The Role of Play in Any Setting

In this video, learn more about how play can foster children’s resilience to hardship, and how the complex interactions involved when children play help build their brains.

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The Brain Architects Podcast: Building Resilience Through Play

These days, resilience is needed more than ever, and one simple, underrecognized way of supporting healthy and resilient child development is as old as humanity itself: play.

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Brain-Building Through Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Children

Through games and playful activities, children can practice and strengthen important executive function skills that will help them throughout their lives, including learning to focus their attention, strengthening their working memory, and developing basic self-control.

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The Brain Architects Podcast: IDEAS Impact Framework Toolkit

This episode of the Brain Architects podcast features highlights from a webinar we hosted earlier in the year about the recently released IDEAS Impact Framework Toolkit—a free online resource designed to help innovators in the field of early childhood build improved programs and products that are positioned to achieve greater impact in their communities.

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The Brain Architects Podcast: Place Matters

This episode of the Brain Architects podcast features a discussion from a webinar we hosted earlier in the year about our latest Working Paper, Place Matters: The Environment We Create Shapes the Foundations of Healthy Development, which examines how a wide range of conditions in the places where children live, grow, play, and learn can shape how children develop.

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