26 Schools Across the United States Awarded New Imagination Playground Classroom Block Sets

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26 schools across the United States were awarded a new Imagination Playground Classroom Block set for their children to advance learning in their classrooms.

26 schools have been awarded a new Imagination Playground Classroom Block set for their children to advance learning in their classrooms. Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space — schools, children's museums, parks and recreation, daycare centers, camps, hospitals, churches — into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun. Imagination Playground Classroom Blocks fit easily in a classroom or indoor play space. The 26 new Imagination Playground Classroom Block recipients are:

Bay City Academy | Bay City, Michigan                            
Dothan Brook School | Junction, Vermont            
West Vernon Elementary | Los Angeles, California                
Hinkletown Mennonite School | Ephrata, Pennsylvania        
Londonderry School | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                    
Early Childhood Learning Center | Irvine, California
Woodland Elementary | Oakridge, Tennessee                
Aveson Charter School | Altadena, California                
Scotland Elementary | Scotland, South Dakota                
Eans Elementary | Austin, Texas                            
Madison Consolidated Early Development Center | Madison, Indiana    
St. Jerome Catholic School | Houston, Texas
LCCC Childrens Learning Center | Elyria, Ohio
Len Lastinger Primary School | Tifton, Georgia
Spark Discovery Preschool | Frederick, Colorado
Minnieland Academy at Westchester Commons | Midlothian, Virginia    
Garrison Forest School | Owings Mills, Maryland    
Central City Elementary School | Central City, Kentucky    
Mast Community Charter School | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    
The Learning Garden | Medina, Ohio    
Grace Prep Academy | Arlington, Texas
Manley Elementary School | Morristown, Tennessee
Tupelo Public Schools | Tupelo, Mississippi
Grizzly Hill School | Nevada City, California
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools | Cleveland, Ohio
Reading Edge Academy | Debary, Florida

The awarded schools will pilot their sets and test a variety of curriculum with the blocks to help their students learn. “We adopted the common core standards recently and one of the things we were lacking is the proper tools to see how geometry applies to real life. I researched different blocks to see how I could teach that, and I came across Imagination Playground. It was a more life–sized, real and awesome way to see how geometry fits in the structural engineering part of our world,” said Kimberly Halbruner, Educator and Math Coach at Len Lastinger Primary School. This gives a chance for innovative educators to use their Imagination Playground Classroom Blocks to help children learn required subjects, and to also allow them free play.

“There were 26 clear winners, and over 3,000 nominations for an Imagination Playground Classroom Block Set. Congratulations to all who nominated for recognizing the importance of play. We will continue to reward organizations on the leading edge of child development through play.” Dave Krishock, President of Imagination Playground said in in response to everyone efforts. The Imagination Playground Classroom Block Awarded will provide innovative educators a chance to help children learn required subjects, while allowing open-ended free play.

About Imagination Playground, LLC
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Created by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums–and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, public parks and more–in North America and over 50 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com

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