Roberta speaks all over the world, serves on many boards of organizations to better children’s lives, publishes trade books for parents and practitioners, never turns down an opportunity to engage with a reporter (regardless of the media type), and presents at professional conferences urging her colleagues to share their science with the world.
She has conducted large-scale public events (Ultimate Block Party) in Central Park in New York City to celebrate the arts and sciences of play. Over 50,000 people of all ethnic stripes came to play with LEGO, build with Imagination Playground, and play Simon Sez. Other Ultimate Block Parties occurred in Toronto, Canada, and Baltimore, MD, and Norwalk, CT. Now that the Ultimate Block Party has partnered with the Association of Children’s Museums, we expect Ultimate Block Parties will increase in frequency and range of locations.
Another project we are developing is called Urban Thinkscape. This will be installed in West Philadelphia, offering children the opportunity to participate in engaged learning through accessible and inclusive design. It will explore the potential for such projects to transform communities and multiply the opportunities to develop engaging cities and learning zones.
Recently, Dr. Golinkoff taught a doctoral level class on Sharing the Science about dissemination. One of the requirements of that class was for students to produce an op ed about their own work for the Wilmington News Journal newspaper. This series will appear in the summer of 2016.
A Christmas wish: simple toys and more time to play with them
Delaware News Journal – December 13, 2011
Talk is cheap -- so spend heaps of it on your children
Delaware News Journal – November 13, 2011