Childhood Creativity Unleashed At Learn & Play Events Across North America

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Unstructured Play of Imagination Playground Teaches All Ages the Limitless Potential of Creativity in a Structured World.

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Imagination Playground, LLC, creators of the revolutionary play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today that its 2018 spring Learn & Play Tour will once again unleash childhood creativity with events that are not only wildly entertaining, but also educational and transformative.

In partnership with Children’s Museums around the world, Imagination Playground will launch its North American spring Learn & Play Tour on February 9th at Kidspace in Pasadena, California. In partnership with 17 Host Museum and Science Centers, the events bring together children, parents and educators to witness how creative play can reshape our destiny and discuss and learn about the global state of play.

“I believe museums around the country have chosen to partner with Imagination Playground because of the shared value we place on children,” said Marilee Jennings, Executive Director of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and past President of the Association of Children’s Museums. “Children’s museums and Imagination Playground are in the business of fostering learning through creative play to build strong communities. It makes perfect sense that so many museums have recognized the contributions Imagination Playground can make in helping achieve these goals.”

Imagination Playground is on a mission to transform the lives of children, parents, educators, caregivers, researchers and leaders by uniting them in a community of advocates who believe in the importance of creative free play. Using Imagination Playground’s innovative big blue building blocks, kids will create, and collaborate for a fun, inspiring time. They will learn how to work together and how to let their imaginations run wild. Imagination Playground exists to help children take a break from structured and often solitary entertainment and enjoy the magic and imagination of cooperative play. It’s critical to a child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional health, and more important to the kids, it’s just plain fun.

“Our Learn & Play Events are popular because children, despite the over reliance on and overuse of technology, really do want to enjoy the worlds of creativity, fantasy and magic,” said Dave Krishock, President of Imagination Playground. “This year’s events are going to be exemplary. We’ll see children work together to build bridges, make connections, and tear down walls.”

Children are not the only ones to benefit from Learn & Play. Parents attending the Learn & Play events will also be transformed and encouraged. They will experience nostalgia, but they will also gain a new appreciation for the creativity inherent in all children as they enjoy building and creating structures and creatures with Imagination Playground’s big blue blocks. It’ll even encourage parents to get down on the floor with their kids, join in on the fun, and get their own lesson in creative problem solving and democratic play.

Imagination Playground creates unique, innovative playground equipment systems for use in schools, children’s museums, parks, daycare centers, camps and hospitals. The company’s patented blue blocks allow children to create play spaces, animals, robots, rocket ships or any other structure or object that kids can imagine.

The Learn & Play Tour will visit 17 cities in North America, including San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and Ontario. Educators are eligible to receive teaching credit for their attendance as well as Small Block Sample Pack. Families will receive a pop-out Mini Playground for attending. For more information and a schedule of events, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/mission/learn-play-tour.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. Invented 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 and resorts, public parks and more – in North America and over 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com

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