Awardees: Keya Lamba (HGSE), Seonghyun Nam (GSD), Rebekah Woo (HKS), and Natasha Sakraney (External)

Summary: Research shows that oral development and language skills are highly predictive of later literacy development and school success. However, barriers exist that make oral development challenging to practice, particularly in low-resource areas. StoryPlay is a fun storytelling game that promotes children’s oral development, creativity and imagination and makes oral development skills practice accessible to students both in formal pre-primary education and in informal settings. The game is easily distributed and scalable, with potential to provide joy, developmental benefit, and increased literacy to children across the globe.