Imagination Playground Announces WeAreTeachers Giveaway Winners

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Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today the winners of their giveaway contest conducted in partnership with WeAreTeachers, a popular online destination and social media brand providing teaching resources. The giveaway featured three Imagination Playground children’s building sets valued in total at over $6500, and included 300 additional prizes.

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The Big Blue Blocks encourage exactly the kind of creativity, team building, and problem-solving that so many teachers are missing in their schools today and the overwhelming interest in this giveaway demonstrates that!

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today the winners of their giveaway contest conducted in partnership with WeAreTeachers, a popular online destination and social media brand providing teaching resources. The giveaway featured three Imagination Playground children’s building sets valued in total at over $6500, and included 300 additional prizes.

The contest was conducted on WeAreTeachers.com from March 28 to April 25, 2016, and was promoted through email and social media. Winners were drawn at random, from a pool of 3622 entries.

Being awarded the Grand Prize of an Imagination Playground Big Blue Block set is Keesha Estes of West Oxford Elementary in Oxford, NC. The two Runners-up, each receiving an Imagination Playground Connectors set, are Randi Weller of Lincoln Elementary School in Clay Center, KS, and Bobbie Carter of Herfurth Elementary School in Rowlett, TX.

Imagination Playground pop-out Mini Playgrounds will also be awarded to the first 300 entrants.

"Our community responded enthusiastically to the Imagination Playground giveaway," says Hannah Hudson, editor-in-chief of WeAreTeachers, "and it's no wonder. The Big Blue Blocks encourage exactly the kind of creativity, team building, and problem-solving that so many teachers are missing in their schools today. Teachers want more time for free play, and the overwhelming interest in this giveaway demonstrates that!"

Mala Cornwall, program manager for WeAreTeachers, agrees. "There were over 500 shares and close to 3,000 likes on Facebook. Teachers couldn't help but share why they would love to win Imagination Playground Blocks."

A few of the thousands of comments shared by participating teachers include:

“Play is a child's work! We need to incorporate more play into our student's daily routines for healthy children.”

“Our campus is moving to a Montessori public school and this hands on playground is right in line with our philosophy.”

“With being a STEM school we are always looking for new things to make our school great! Imagination Playground is perfect for allowing our students to think outside the box, problem solve, and work together!”

Imagination Playground President and CEO David Krishock expressed his thanks and gratitude, saying, “We warmly congratulate the winners, and send our thanks to WeAreTeachers for their partnership. We’re grateful we can sponsor contests like this throughout the year, showing our support for teachers with the power of play.”

In addition to contests, Imagination Playground offers multiple programs to make creative play more affordable to schools. For more information about these programs, call 1-678-604-7466, or e-mail ContactUs(at)ImaginationPlayground(dot)org.

For more information about Imagination Playground, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/index.html

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, family centers, children’s hospitals, hotels, public parks and more—in North America and over 60 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com

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