Playful Learning to host ribbon-cutting July 10 in Aurora

Posted7/8/2021 7:42 PM

On Saturday, July 10, join a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Playful Learning installation at the Marie Wilkinson Community Garden from 10 a.m. to noon at 834 N. Highland Ave. in Aurora.

Playful Learning is a collaborative project that transforms everyday public spaces where families work, play, and live into opportunities for learning. Playful learning takes moments such as waiting for the bus, passing time at the laundromat, or waiting at the doctor's office and turns them into fun learning experiences for both children and their families. This project brings together the science of learning and urban design to infuse cities with playful learning opportunities


How Playful Learning benefits communities

• Provides parents with the tools and resources to support their interactions with their children to build their vocabulary, prepare them for school, and lay a strong foundation for lifelong learning

• Transforms cities by providing safe, engaging, and interactive play installations that bring the community together

• Installations are planned for the Little Village and North Lawndale communities in Chicago and the City of Aurora

• Each community is engaging in an intensive community design process to inform all aspects of the project

To learn more about Playful Learning, contact Trish Rooney, Vice President of Programs for Fox Valley United Way, or (630) 896-4636.