Playground Ideas equips anyone, anywhere to build creative, unique spaces for play using only local materials, tools, and skills. Through our open-source website and DIY plans, we have supported over 500 communities in 72 countries to build play spac
We wanted to create a simple flyer to give out to parents and a website for the more digital parents and also so it is always accessible. On the flyer we pointed out 5 ideas, that we think are the most important for parents to not forget. We chose th
Parents in low income communities in Sub Sahara Africa are often trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, without enough disposable income for basic needs or even savings. Yet a major factor out of poverty is through savings and investments. This ide
To develop a creative toy product that acts as construction game and is adaptable in complexity to different ages of children. This would also allow it to be cost effective since one game could last for several years. The product would maximise its o
Our idea is a day care center for children of parents from low-income communities that tackles the problem of by one of the parents haveing to drop out of the workforce due to the prohibitive cost of day care by providing a low-cost day care alterna
All parents wish to be better parents. But many low-income moms just don’t know where to start.
Many low income moms lack both knowledge and confidence to be positive behavior coaches their children need them to be, especially during these critic
Children International (CI) provides high-quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) programming for young children ages 3-5 and their moms through local centers located in the Bawana slums of Delhi, India. Our idea is to take CI’s already proven ECD
Years of research and studies have shown that meaningful, appropriate, and engaging experiences between a young child and his or her parents are essential for a healthy development. To help parents develop nourishing and meaningful interactions throu
6.3 million children under 5 died in 2013, more than half from preventable or treatable disease (WHO, 2014). Malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia remain leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa, because speedy access to care is not available - clini
Depuis plus de deux décenies, La partie Est de la RD Congo a été un terrain de bataille pour plusieurs groupes armées ( étrangeres et milices locales). Cet état de choses a été parmis les causes de hausse de prévalence en VIH/SIDA. Plusieurs cas de v
Ideas for MECPU:
Nurturing growth between male community members and children through more than just storytelling, such as physical or musical education.
Asides from nurturing education amongst children and seeing improved rates in that field, how
Research suggests key contributing factors to successful early childhood development are nurturing relationships and engaging environments.
An effective method of creating these conditions is through well designed and delivered daycare which has c
The development center would be similar to a pre-kindergarten program for children 0-5. Providing an environment of them to stimulate their learning at a young age will help them to be better prepared for later years of schooling. The center would be
I'mpart Games is an immersive, community-based multi-channel game and media event to help the entire country get excited about providing children what they need to flourish in the first 5 years of life.
The name I'mpart is derived from the first p
Working with local women in rural Tanzania, this project seeks to establish community level production of quality, safer, and low cost nutrient rich semi processed complementary foods for children 6-24 months of age. We shall use value added approach
Three of the most important issues facing children around the world are lacking access to sources of clean drinking water, inadequate diets to support growth, and weakened immune systems due to disease and or environmental factors. Any one of these
The first five years of childhood are the most important because 90% of a child's brain develops during this time. Parents or caregivers are the foundation to ensuring the child thrives, but the information is not being properly distributed or commun
As per WHO, Diarrhoea and Acute Respiratory illness (ARI) are the leading cause of death in children under five and are responsible for killing around 760,000 children every year. In Urban slums areas, Child survival is threatened by environmental f
Breast milk is essential for early childhood development. It provides a low-cost nutritious solution to raising healthy infants. In the United States, hispanic and black mothers tend to breastfeed their babies at a lower rate, and abandon the practic