Category Archives: Commentary

Makeda Mays Green: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  From pandemic disruption to social reconstruction Makeda Mays Green is Vice President of Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon. Arguably, communal […]

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Ronda Jackson: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  Every kid should have access to a playground Ronda Jackson is Senior Advisor of Government Affairs at KABOOM!, a national […]

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Helen Hadani: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  The power of play when we need it most Helen Shwe Hadani, PhD, is a fellow in Global Economy and […]

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Kathy Hirsh-Pasek: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  Discovering the genius in boredom: Life after COVID-19 Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Temple University, is a Senior […]

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Jill Vialet: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  Why play will be essential when we reopen schools Jill Vialet is the Founder of Playworks, Co-Founder of MOCHA, Substantial, […]

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Kathryn E. Ringland: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  Disabled children leading the way: Playing together online Kathryn E. Ringland, PhD, is currently an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern […]

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Rosanna Lopez: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  A return to play Rosanna Lopez is the Founder of SparkleLAB Design and Innovation Hub and the Discovery Academy of […]

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Roger Hart: The Future of Play

For Part 3 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to offer their insights and predictions on what play will—or better yet, should—look like when families are released from isolation.  When we give the outdoors back to children Roger Hart, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Geography and Director of the […]

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Jeremy Bailenson: What will change as a result of the pandemic

For Part 2 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to take a stab at predicting the future by offering their thoughts on “What will change in the coming months and/or years as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”  The coming Zoom fatigue Jeremy Bailenson, PhD, is Thomas More Storke […]

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Matthew Kam: What will change as a result of the pandemic

For Part 2 of the Voices on the Future of Childhood series, we asked experts to take a stab at predicting the future by offering their thoughts on “What will change in the coming months and/or years as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”  A renewed push to make learners independent Matthew Kam, PhD, is […]

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