IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND Partners With NÜDEL KART To Offer The Most Complete Loose Part Play Options Available.

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Imagination Playground takes another leap forward in learning through loose part imaginative play.

“This amazing STEAM loose part construction product is a perfect complement to our Imagination Playground Blocks.” - Jim Stallman

Imagination Playground, the inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of the world famous Big Blue Blocks, is proud to partner with fellow play advocate, Nüdel Kart. The combination of these two brands under the same roof makes Imagination Playground the largest distributor of life-sized loose-parts play in the United States. Imagination Playground will now be selling and distributing the Nüdel Kart in addition to the company’s famous Big Blue Blocks!

“This amazing STEAM loose part construction product is a perfect complement to our Imagination Playground Blocks.” Said Jim Stallman, President of Imagination Playground. “Children can now integrate our large-scale building blocks with the research backed and meticulously designed Nüdel Kart system to create a fully immersive play experience.”

Nüdel Kart is a deconstructable, mobile play kart that can be reconfigured in endless ways to encourage self-directed learning. The loose parts play supports STEAM learning through authentic engagement in real world challenges. Designed in Australia, Nüdel Kart gives children the tools they need to thrive in the 21st Century, such as social skills, creativity, and problem solving. The partnership with Imagination Playground gives Nüdel Kart the means and reach to impact children across the USA which, in turn, supports their larger non-profit mission; to provide every child with the opportunity to develop what the UN calls a child’s full developmental potential.

“The Nüdel Kart was designed to perfectly pair with a child’s unstoppable urge to explore, experiment, imagine and play, to create the perfect environment for a child to dramatically increase their capacity.” Said Marcus Veerman, founder of Playground Ideas. “So partnering with the world's leading organization for loose parts play just made sense. Fantastic stand-alone products that make a formidable combination. We are excited to be leading the market with Imagination Playground and helping children globally.”

Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks encourage child-directed free play. The Blue Blocks are made in the USA and unlike traditional hardscape playgrounds, are low cost, require no installation, and can be used indoors or outside. With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground allows children to reconfigure their environment and design their own course of play, building skills in creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

The pairing of these two play systems means that children have even more opportunities to express themselves and learn through loose-part play. Research has shown that unstructured, child-directed play helps develop emotional, social, and intellectual knowledge. In a time when many school and life routines have been thrown off balance due to COVID-19, now is the perfect time for parents and education centers to focus on play.

Contact Imagination Playground at 1-678-604-7466 to talk with a certified Play Professional about which play system could be most beneficial to you.

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.
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About Nüdel Kart
Nüdel Kart is a social enterprise by non-profit Playground Ideas. 100% of the profits go towards creating stimulating play spaces for children anywhere in the world.
Playground Ideas supports anyone, anywhere, to build a stimulating space for play using local materials, tools, and skills. Playground Ideas has over a decade of experience creating resources and building a global community with specialization in scale at low cost. Playground ideas have supported play projects in over 4100 communities, 143 countries, helping over 2 million children to access stimulating play worldwide.

Playground Ideas was founded by Marcus Veerman in 2011, and he and Emma Ribbens co designed the Nüdel Kart.

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