206 Schools Helped by Imagination Playground’s Gift of Play So Far in 2016

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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 that 206 schools have benefited from their Gift of Play program so far in 2016. Gift of Play offers financial assistance to the many schools that want to bring a set of Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks to their children, but are unable to do so without help.

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We speak to educators every day, so we understand that schools can often use a little help. Gift of Play is our way of doing our part, to work with schools and get more children playing.

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today that 206 schools have benefited from their Gift of Play program so far in 2016. Gift of Play offers financial assistance to the many schools that want to bring a set of Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks to their children, but are unable to do so without help.

Imagination Playground first launched Gift of Play in 2015, after receiving feedback from hundreds of schools saying that they wanted a set of Big Blue Blocks, but were unable to purchase due to funding limitations. Imagination Playground swiftly responded, offering schools financial consideration at unprecedented levels. The program was successful immediately, and Imagination Playground announced its plan to continue the program in 2016.

Commenting on Imagination Playground’s commitment to schools, David Krishock, Imagination Playground’s President and CEO says, “We speak to educators every day, so we understand that schools can often use a little help. Gift of Play is our way of doing our part, to work with schools and get more children playing.”

Imagination Playground’s company mission is to help children become more involved in purposeful, child-directed play, and for adults to become more aware of and engaged in the developmental benefits of play. At the beginning of 2016, the company set specific goals to get 3 million more kids playing. Having already reached 1,957,347 more kids, Imagination Playground reports it is on track to reach its goals by the end of 2016.

In addition to the Gift of Play program, Imagination Playground regularly awards playgrounds to schools and family centers around the country through their Vote for Play, Submit it to Win it, and Build-A-Thon programs.

Schools (as well as Family Centers), interested in learning more about Imagination Playground’s Gift of Play are encouraged to call 1-678-604-7466, email ContactUs(at)ImaginationPlayground(dot)org or visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/gift-of-play.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, community 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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