Best practices in action

Create Diverse Spaces and Activities

Varied, engaging spaces invite children to experience lots of activities of different kinds, so they can explore and master new skills.

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Research, Article, and Documents

Toy and Book Recommendations
Recommendations support the social emotional development of young children.

Kids and the city: how do you build the perfect space for children?

Marbles Kids Museum Educator Resources

Blog Posts

Kids Together Playground: Summer Fun with Sand and Water
Discover how Kids Together Playground have created a fun and inviting space with diverse activities that allow for kids of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors.

Create Diverse Spaces and Activities: Pullen Park
Learn more about Pullen Park's diverse spaces and activities and get tips on how to implement some of your own.

Create Diverse Spaces and Activities
Learn more about the best practice and its strategies.

Pinterest Ideas

Diverse Spaces and Activities for Children
Explore different ideas on how to make spaces more diverse. Keep checking back! New pins added regularly.

Meet the Experts

Natural Learning Initiative
The mission of the Natural Learning Initiative is to help communities create stimulating places for play, learning, and environmental education - environments that recognize human dependence on the natural world. We collaborate with educators, play leaders, environmental educators, planners, politicians, and all professionals working for and with children.

Marbles Kids Museum
Marbles sparks imagination, discovery and learning through play. Play builds intellectual, social and emotional skill for success in learning and in life.

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Our newest resource, the Play Everywhere Playbook, is a toolkit for championing and creating kid-friendly, playful cities.