3 Sep 2015

Parenting - Playbourhood, getting children outside to play

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 3 September 2015
Mike Lanza

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Mike Lanza is the author of  Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play. He also blogs at  Playborhood.com. He's focussed on getting children outside of the house to play, getting them away from screens. He has created a neighborhood play life for his three boys - at his home in Menlo Park, California, and all the neighbours' kids are welcome in the yard. He's also discovered and written about dozens of neighborhoods throughout North America that are doing innovative things to make a vibrant life for kids.

Prior to his writing career, Mike Lanza was a five-time software and internet entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.  He holds an MA in Education, an MBA, and an MA and BA in Economics, all from Stanford University.