SEEWALL CHILD believes in the power to transform the human spirit through a fusion of art, play, education, gardening and healthy foods for children in rural and underserved communities.
Beginning in 2008 we build award winning art based interactive installations for children’s crisis centers and children’s hospitals. The past four Seewall Child has been on the road 24/7/365 with our EMSv vehicles.
Seewall Child added the Imagination Playground to its program thanks from a grant given by KaBoom and Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group.
Using the Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They make objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots. They make imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. They make new dramatic scenarios, settings, and games to play. Most important, they make the rules. Because Imagination Playground is child-directed and open-ended, it encourages self-expression through deep, joyful play.
KIDS IN DISASTER AREAS, from KaBoom.
In August 2016, Greenbrier Elementary School in Baton Rouge was severely
damaged by flood waters. Due to the extent of the damage, the school had to be
closed for the rest of the year. All of their play equipment was lost in the flood,
and the kids there had to attend another overcrowded school that didn’t have a
playground. Many of the kids’ homes were flooded too, and they lost everything
they had. Imagination Playground™ provided a critical piece to healing—the ability
to play. The creative play system gives communities with no other options a way
for kids to stay active and gives the kids a safe haven from toxic stress. It’s helping
those kids reduce anxiety and build resiliency while their lives return to normal.
For kids in the lowest-income populations, regular play
is a distant impossibility. As their physical activity is restricted, toxic
stress compels kids to withdraw as a coping mechanism. Imagination
Playground™ gives these kids the chance to play they otherwise
would never have. It helps bridge the achievement gap and address
developmental delays that stem from homelessness.
Preventing and treating the distress experienced by children and an animal as soon as possible is crucial for optimal long-term health and recovery.
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