Children's Design

Children's design is not synonymous with theme design. This genre attempts to create whimsical, fun places that encourage play. Examples include playgrounds, gyms, retail stores, and institutions such as schools and hospitals. Creating playful experiences for kids can be challenging in the face of real world logistics, but the designers and projects featured here have all managed to create places that are ingeniously functional while still fostering a sense of playfulness and wonder.


Inspiring School Architecture in Eichi Centre Sports Hall

Posted on August 29, 2012

Smart design can transform a mundane environment like a school gymnasium into a space that’s primed for play. We recently discovered this great example of school architecture in Switzerland. The ...

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Ecole Maternelle Pajol: The Colors of a Happy Childhood

Posted on August 15, 2012

We've covered some very interesting examples of children's architecture here.  Today we're exploring a small school in Paris that serves as a wonderful example of the best in children's design, ...

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Kids Explore with Dora and Diego at the McWane Science Center

Posted on July 23, 2012

We’ve covered some phenomenal children’s exhibits here. A favorite exhibit with the preschool set (and their parents) is making its way around the U.S., thanks in part to a grant ...

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KidZania Opens Their Largest and Most Comprehensive Edutainment Park in Mexico City

Posted on June 26, 2012

If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember our article on KidZania Kuala Lampur. The edutainment theme park is part of the KidZania franchise, which now has ...

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New Hands-On Exhibit About Electricity Opens at the DuPage Children’s Museum

Posted on June 16, 2012

We depend on electricity in almost every aspect of our lives, but how many of us really understand how it works? It is by no means an easy concept to ...

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Legoland Discovery Center Chicago Debuts New Interactive Laser Ride

Posted on June 5, 2012

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago has just reopened their castle-themed train ride with an exciting new twist. The once passive ride Dragon Ride is now an interactive adventure in which riders ...

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Interactive Exhibit for Kids

Posted on May 25, 2012

If you’re a resident of Newport, Oregon, there’s another reason to get excited about this weekend besides the fact that it’s three-days long in honor of Memorial Day: a new ...

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10 Most Awesome Playgrounds From Around The World

Posted on May 15, 2012

We’ve been seeing a lot of really cool playgrounds popping up all over the world recently and thought that it was about time we put together a list of some ...

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Quirky and Colorful Water Playground in Tychy, Poland

Posted on April 3, 2012

With summer just a few months out, days spent at the beach and swimming pool will soon be here again. However, for residents of Tychy, Poland, there is another option ...

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Children Play Among Rooftops at the Tower Playground, Copenhagen

Posted on February 16, 2012

The best playgrounds are always designed by those who know how to channel their childhood imagination. Based on the work by Monstrum that we’ve seen, they are definitely still in ...

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