Seewall Child added the Imagination Playground to its program thanks from a grant given by Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group and KaBoom.
The Imagination Playground designed by the Rockwell Group is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun.
Seewall Child offers the Playground as one of its services along with its Art Create And Take programs and concession mobile kitchen for children in need at soup kitchens, parks, art workshops and events, and will respond to disaster hit areas.
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.
Traditional playgrounds consist primarily of fixed equipment, such as slides, monkey bars and teeter-totters, all of which focus on developing children’s gross motor skills. Imagination Playground, on the other hand, is an interactive, transformable environment that prompts children to manipulate their environment and create a playspace of their own with sand, water and loose parts. Imagination Playground addresses a broader spectrum of play needs through opportunities for fantasy play and socio-cooperative play, in addition to more traditional running, jumping and climbing. Kids need to be active on many levels, and they need to exercise their minds as well as their muscles. Research shows that children at the age of eight who have experienced varied and challenging play are considerably better prepared to benefit from ongoing formal education. Imagination Playground can be used by itself, or in conjunction with traditional playground equipment.