We're so excited you've decided to join us in play!
If you found us through FaceBook, Twitter, a web search leading you to our website, NEXTPittsburgh or at one of the many wonderful events where we've been playing recently, welcome! And if you've been following us for awhile, thank you for being a part of our playful community!
We've had many exciting things going on and are thrilled to share them with you. Don't forget to come out and play with us at Ultimate Play Day on Sunday May 20th from 1-4 pm at August Wilson Park. We'll have so many fun activities for you we're not sure 3 hours will leave you enough time! Join us for a FREE day of play.
Ultimate Play Day 2018
Sunday May 20th, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
August Wilson Park
Join us for the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative's 6th annual day of play!
Hazelwood Family Yoga
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Library - Hazelwood
This article is part of our Member Blog Series, which showcases Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Members' efforts and commitment to ensure that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages. Each month, a different member organization will share their take on how play is a part of the work they do.
May 1, 2018
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Member Blog
What does being outside mean to you? Take a moment and think. Maybe it’s a sanctuary—a place to escape a high-crime neighborhood, leave the city and smell fresh air, or just be free.
For me, the outdoors means fun. As a little girl I was painfully shy, and the outdoors was one of the only places I could relax. Moving around took my mind off being self-conscious, and I could play with other kids without feeling anxiety. Most of my happy childhood memories are from playing outside with my sisters. Whether it be sliding around in mud, catching fireflies, raking leaves, or throwing snowballs, there was something fun to do no matter the season. Play and the outdoors go hand in hand.
Each month we will spotlight one of our wonderful partners and the work they do through audio collected and edited by SLB Radio.
Carnegie Museum of Art (CMoA)- Click the name to hear museum staff discuss the importance of play in the work of the museum. CMoA is a founding member of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative!
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
— Fred Rogers