Transform Your Children's Lives Through Play
Thank you for making play important in the lives of your children by choosing an Imagination Playground. Together we’re transforming children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play.
Start your Imagination Playground experience by downloading the materials in the Welcome Kit, here you will find great information on these magical blocks and the benefits of unstructured, child-directed free play. We encourage you to watch the Play Associate training video and read Guidance to Play and Provocations for Design; for open ended prompts, lessons and insights that will help your children collaborate on solutions through play!
Share these materials with anyone who will enable an environment in which children can direct their own play. And upon receipt of your Imagination Playground, you’ll find your User’s Manual packed neatly with your Big Blue Blocks.
Come Play With Us!
Congratulations, you're ready to start the fun!
We invite you to become a part of our community of Play Associates and participate in our online forum to share your experiences and efforts to encourage free play.
Research and Other Information
- Download FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions, straight from the field.
- Download Articles
“Playwork and Play,” “Stop, Look, Listen,” and “Playworkers”.
- Download Playwork Primer
Written by London-based Playworker, Penny Wilson, and produced by the Alliance for Childhood, The Playwork Primer provides an overview of playwork, a brief history of its develop, as well as a glossary of terms that can help to guide your observations.
- "Loose Parts: What Does This Mean?"
Developed by Christine Belinda. Penn State Better Kid Care Program (2009)
- “The ‘Whys’ Have It! Why to Include Loose Parts on the Playground.”
Jim Dempsey and Eric Strickland. Scholastic Early Childhood Today, Staff Workshop Teacher Handout. (1999)