Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta M. Golinkoff

K. Hirsh-Pasek is Stanley and Deborah Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, where she directs the Temple University Infant Language Laboratory and Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; R. M. Golinkoff is Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, USA and Member of the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Linguistics and Cognitive Science

We have been working together for many years studying how children learn language and how to support their transition to literacy. We also study playful learning, or how play fuels children cognitive, physical, socio-emotional and academic development.

We are keen on infusing architectural design with elements that support playful learning and discovery for adults and children. We have projects all over the country and the world in supermarkets, cities, and children’s museums.

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