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We all know that word of mouth is the oldest, lowest-tech and most effective way of spreading information. So how do we inspire people to share their knowledge about existing resources?

We all know that word of mouth is the oldest, lowest-tech and most effective way of spreading information. So how do we inspire people to share their knowledge about existing resources?

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You could even extend this idea to make some sort of mobile/popup playground or playhouse or play classroom! Kids get really excited about "play places" in general and I bet a skilled carpenter could create structures that would be relatively easy to assemble and take apart (there are all kinds of cool designs out there!) A volunteer could bring and assemble the set in a community place and hand out educational materials/be a resource for parents as their children play. If it were framed as a sort of event (i.e. set up for 4 hours twice a month) then it could serve as a community builder for parents to come together as well.

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Claire commented on FIRST FIVE YEARS PARENTING KIT

I think it would be so cool if there was a way that you could incorporate the community in creating these materials -- you could educate community members not only by giving them information, but by actively allowing them to participate in making the educational videos etc. Perhaps there is a way you could design the program such that there is a way for each individual community to make/record their own materials using the same information? Just a thought!

This is cool because it addresses the problem of disseminating valuable information to parents through a trustworthy, culturally-sensitive and effective medium. Good post!