A park bench can be so much more than just a place to sit and wait. Perhaps it has a puzzle built into it, or weights that allow children to make measurements. Researchers who study the connections between play and development are interested in how reimagining public spaces can infuse playful learning opportunities into children’s time spent outside of school.
Author Archives: Brenna Hassinger-Das/Pace University, Jennifer Zosh/Penn State, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek/Temple University,
Brenna Hassinger-Das is as assistant professor of psychology at Pace University; Jennifer M. Zosh is professor of human development & family studies at Penn State; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
is professor of psychology, Temple University.