Parent Leaders/Community Experts

Examples of Neighborhood Walks

Program A: East Boston Neighborhood

Parent Leaders designed these routes in East Boston to show researchers the physical environment and landscapes children saw on a daily basis. The photographs below show that children built block structures reflecting what they saw in their neighborhoods.

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Building pathways like the highways in the community.

Parent Leaders/Community Experts

Examples of Neighborhood Walks

Program B: Downtown/Chinatown Neighborhoods

Parent Leaders designed these routes in the Downtown/Chinatown neighborhoods of Boston to show researchers the physical structures and environments children saw on a daily basis. The photographs below show that children built block structures reflecting what they saw in their neighborhoods.

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BUILDING TALL BLOCK STRUCTURE THAT MIMICKED THE SKYCRAPERS IN THE COMMUNITY.
Building tall block structure that mimicked the skycrappers in the community.
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Note the elderly figures added to the structure reflecting children’s keen observations of what they saw as they passed by the nursing home that was next to the preschool.
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Note the elderly figures added to the structure reflecting children’s keen observations of what they saw as they passed by the nursing home that was next to the preschool.