National Center for Families Learning award
Associate Professor Shauna Tominey and College of Forestry Assistant Professor Xiangyou Shen are representing Oregon State University as one of three winners of the National Center for Families Learning's Sharon Darling Innovation Fund Family Learning System Challenge. They will use the $30,000 grant to develop a program – “The Playful Path to Parenting” – that encourages and empowers parents and caregivers to be more playful with their children.
Shauna says, “Play is powerful. These past few years have been especially hard on families with young children. We hope to reignite the joy of play in partnership with families, honoring the differences in play across cultures, while also highlighting the universal nature of family relationships.”