Enjoy this terrific new video from International Play Association! All children have a right to play, and Kansas City metro kids have a right to great play and learning experiences in their own communities. Join Planet Play in bringing play and learning to Kansas City kids, families and communities.
Planet Play builds strong families and communities that work together to enrich children’s early learning experiences. We agree with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Too Small to Fail Advisory Council member and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, who says, “If we do this right, if parents understand their power for enhancing their children’s brain development simply by their day-to-day interactions; if communities can come together to support parents and caregivers in a way that really allows them to be there and do that for their kids … it would be a total game changer.”
Great reflections from our friend and fellow children’s museum professional, Jeanne Vergeront, on the powerful role of adults in a family’s children’s museum experience.
Terrific link from our friends at KaBOOM!:
Planet Play celebrates play and creativity. Creative learning environments filled with engaging play experiences inspire curiosity, and ultimately, a love of learning in young children.
Children’s discovery museums like Planet Play play an essential role in early childhood education and serve as community anchors, connectors, and innovative learning specialists. It’s especially important for young children living in poverty to have access to experiences like Planet Play to build early cognitive and social-emotional development that is critical for later academic performance and healthy relationships. Planet Play’s model of multiple, small, community-based children’s discovery museum sites in both urban and suburban communities will bring these benefits to families across the Kansas City metro area.
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What is Planet Play?
Planet Play is a creative place for families to play, explore and learn together in their community.
Planet Play is building a network of small, community-based children’s discovery museum sites in both urban and suburban communities across the Kansas City metropolitan area to serve the needs of the growing Kansas City region.
Planet Play celebrates play and creativity, combines specific learning objectives with play in intentional learning environments, and inspires curiosity and imagination by inviting families to share moments of discovery.
Explore a world of learning with Planet Play!