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Child Trends (5/19):

“Best Toys for Baby”


The Washington Post (9/17):

“Why it’s a real mistake to count on a cellphone when you go hiking”


BOLD (8/17):

“The connection between spatial intelligence and STEM”


The Psychologist (4/17):

“Building spatial skills in preschool”


KQED News Mind/Shift (12/15):
“Steps to Help Foster a Preschooler’s Spatial Reasoning Skills” 


Vox (9/15):
“Is GPS ruining our ability to navigate for ourselves?”


Association for Psychological Science (1/15):
“Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills”


Camp Spring Creek Blog (11/14):
“Spatial Learning for Preschoolers & Home Learning”


Camp Spring Creek Blog (11/14):
“Spatial Learning in the Elementary Years”


Association for Psychological Science Observer (12/14):
“Exploring Infant Cognition”


American Educator (Summer 2010):
“Picture This: Increasing Math and Science Learning by Improving Spatial Thinking”


NewsWorks (11/13):
“Lost in space: Is it possible to reprogram your spatial intelligence?”


Association for Psychological Science Observer (11/13):
“What We Know Now: How Psychological Science Has Changed Over a Quarter Century”


Global Cognition (10/13):
“Building Spatial Thinking Improves STEM Success”


University of Delaware UDaily (09/13):
“The building blocks of learning”


ScienceDaily (09/13):
“The Building Blocks of Learning, Literally”


American Psychological Association (06/13):
“New psychological research on STEM education is showcased on Capitol Hill”


Faculty Focus: Nora Newcombe


FABBS Foundation:
“The Benefits of Spatial Thinking”


Science Magazine (9/09):
“Science Needs Kids with Vision”


Psychological Science (7/09):
“Gender Differences in Space”


Science Daily (1/09):
“Where Am I? How Our Brain Works As A GPS Device”


Science News (12/08):
“Baby Boys May Show Spatial Supremacy”


The Chronicle for Higher Education (3/06):
“A Plea for Spatial Literacy”


NewsWise (10/06):
“NSF Awards Temple $3.5 Million for Spatial Learning Center”


National Public Radio (12/05):
“Gender Differences and Cognitive Abilities”

Play & Learning


Early Learning Nation (1/20):

“To the Stars and Beyond from a Tower of Blocks”


WHYY You Oughta Know (1/20):

“Mental Gymnastics at the Bus Stop”


Quartz (1/20):

“Some toddlers are chronically absent from preschool. A text message can help”


NPR (10/19):

“The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game”


WHYY Radio Times (5/19):

“Kids and screens”


ABC 20/20 (5/19):

“‘ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting”


Cerebrum (2/19):

“Brain Training for Kids: Adding a Human Touch- With Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.”


School News Network (9/18):

“ELL apps ‘open doors’ for early childhood students”


NPR (8/18):

“In Sesame’s New Show, To Play Is To Learn”


Los Angeles Times (8/18):

“It’s come to this: A checkup with the pediatrician may soon include a prescription for play”


The Atlantic (8/18):

“Playtime May Bolster Kids’ Mental Health”


The New York Times (7/18):

“9 Toys That Keep Kids Learning”


NPR (7/18):

“Raising Brilliant Kids- With Research To Back You Up”


The Inquirer (6/18):

“Philly library initiative encourages kids to run, climb, and scale walls”


Billy Penn (4/18):

“Transforming Philly into a giant playground, with benefits for kids and adults”


The Guardian (4/18):

“How babies learn- and why robots can’t compete”


The 74 (2/18):

“A New Push for Play-Based Learning: Why Districts Say It’s Leading to More Engaged Students, Collaborative Classmates … and Better Grades”


Financial Times (1/18):

“Next stop, puzzles: learning on the go in Philadelphia”


The New York Times (1/18):

“Taking Playtime Seriously”


WHYY News (1/16):
“Child learning: Flashy toys vs. nature”


New York Times (12/15):
“Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development”


New York Times (11/15):
“Many Children Under 5 Are Left to Their Mobile Devices, Survey Finds”


CBS News (5/15):
“Smart tips for parents about ‘educational’ apps for kids”


The Joan Ganz Cooney Center (5/15):
“Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn”


Deans for Impact (9/15):
“The Science of Learning”


The Sydney Morning Herald (08/13):
“Kids need to stress less”


Education Week (06/12):
“Imaginations More Active Despite Less Play Time, Study Shows”


National Institute of Health, News in Health (06/12):
“It’s a Kid’s Job Playing Helps Kids Learn and Grow”


New York Times (10/10):
“Scary Story: The Picture Book Fades”


The American Prospect (7/10):
“A Place for Play”


Forbes (6/10):
“Baby Geniuses”


Huffington Post (1/10):
“A Tale of Two Worlds: B-School and High School”


Babytalk Magazine (12/09):
“How Smart Is Your Baby?”


Early Ed Watch (6/09):
“Some Thoughts about Playful Learning on My Daughter’s Last Day of Preschool”


Couriermail, Australia (6/09):
“Playtime can teach us all”


Couriermail, Australia (5/09):
“Learning to play a priority for little explorers”


The Boston Globe (2/09):
“Facing off against your kids”


The Los Angeles Times (12/08):
“E-books catch on with children”


Today Show (8/08):
“Are Kids Getting Enough Play?”


The Christian Science Monitor (9/06):
“Forget Flashcards, let’s play!”


Newsweek (10/07):
“The Case for Chutes and Ladders”


Forbes-MSNBC (8/06):
“How to Raise A Smarter Child”