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June 9, 2015 in Press

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Imagination Playgrounds have snaking tunnels, platforms and springy mats just like any other playground. The difference is that children construct these features anew each time they play, using a set of big blue blocks, noodles, widgets and doodads.”

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Fund-raising Efforts…Communities Love to Help!

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June 9, 2015 in Featured Posts

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The most-often asked question from the schools and organizations we work with is–how do I involve my community in the fundraising efforts to bring Imagination Playground blocks to the children? The answer is–we have enabled dozens of community fundraising efforts. Communities love to help!

Some sites that might help you get started are GoFundMe.com, DonorsChoose.org, and YouCaring.com. All sites have their rules and regulations—but all provide an opportunity for you to set up a customized fundraising site.  These sites are free to create (there are minimal donor fees for processing), easy to set up, and ready for use in minutes. We truly haven’t seen an organization fail at this!

GoFundMe.com DonorsChoose.org YouCaring.com

The simple steps to fundraising online include:

  1. Create your fundraising campaign on one of the sites.  We suggest using some of the videos and photos from the Imagination Playground website to make your page colorful, interactive, and easy to explain!
  2. Share with family, friends, and your community through Facebook, Twitter, and Emails.  All of these sites help you do this from their dashboard.
  3. Accept donations with a check, bank transfer, and in some cases, credit cards…all handled through the site!
  4. Manage your campaign—make changes, post updates, and even send thank you notes!

Schools and organizations have gotten very creative with donor bonuses…from signed artwork as a thank you from one of the children for a $25 gift, to a free hour of family playtime with the blocks for a larger donation.  Either way, a personalized thank you to the donor is easy to do from the site and much appreciated by the donor.

We’d love to help!  Please reach out with fundraising questions or if you need assistance determining which block set would suit your needs.  Please contact us at

You’re Invited to a Learn and Play Date at National Children’s Museum

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Imagination Playground is hosting “Learn & Play” dates at the National Children’s Museum for Parents, Educators, PTA, and Principals!

Bring your children and build with our blocks. Discover how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination, and more. Imagination Playground transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play!

Admission to the museum is waived with your RSVP. You can invite (1) one guest OR (1) one child. Their admission fee will be waived with your RSVP.

When

Thursday, May 8, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Friday, May 9, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10am – 12pm

151 St. George Boulevard
National Harbor, MD 20745 

See the map.

Space is limited. Sign up today! Register online here.

Or call 866.816.8608 for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address – reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!

 

You’re Invited to a Learn and Play Date at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Imagination Playground is hosting “Learn & Play” dates at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for Parents, Educators, PTA, and Principals!

Bring your children and build with our blocks. Discover how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination, and more. Imagination Playground transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play!

Admission to the museum is waived with your RSVP. You can invite (2) two guests OR (2) two children. To reserve your spot, please complete the RSVP form.

When

Thursday, May 8, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Friday, May 9, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10am – 12pm

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

See the map.

Space is limited. Sign up today! Register online here.

Or call 866.816.8608 for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address – reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!

 

You’re Invited to a Learn & Play Date at the National Building Museum

Imagination Playground is hosting “Learn & Play” dates at the National Building Museum for Parents, Educators, PTA, and Principals!

Bring your children and build with our blocks. Discover how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination, and more. Imagination Playground transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play!

Admission to the museum is waived with your RSVP. You can invite (2) two guests OR (2) two children. To reserve your spot, please complete the RSVP form.

When

Thursday, May 1, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Friday, May 2, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10am – 12pm

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.

See the map.

Space is limited. Sign up today!
Register online here.

Or call 866.816.8608 for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address – reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!

 

You’re Invited to a Learn and Play Date at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

 

Imagination Playground is hosting “Learn & Play” dates at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for parents, educators, PTA, and Principals!

Bring your children and build with our blocks. Discover how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination, and more. Imagination Playground transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play!

Admission to the museum is waived with your RSVP. You can invite (2) two guests OR (2) two children. To reserve your spot, please complete the RSVP form.

When

Thursday, May 1, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Friday, May 2, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10am – 12pm

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

See the map.

Space is limited. Sign up today! Register online here.

Or call 866.816.8608 for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address – reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!

You’re Invited to a Learn & Play Date at Kohl Children’s Museum

Imagination Playground is hosting “Learn & Play” dates at the Kohl Children’s Museum for parents, educators, PTA, and Principals!

Bring your children and build with our blocks. Discover how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination, and more. Imagination Playground transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through play!

Admission to the museum is waived with your RSVP. You can invite (2) two guests OR (2) two children. To reserve your spot, please complete the RSVP form.

When

Thursday, May 1, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Friday, May 2, 2014
3pm – 5pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10am – 12pm

Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026

See the map.

Space is limited. Sign up today!
Register online here.

Or call 866.816.8608 for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address – reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!

You’re Invited to a Learn & Play Date at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

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April 18, 2014 in Childrens' Museums

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We invite you to meet the President of Imagination Playground, Dave Krishock at the Bay Area Discovery Museum for a special Learn & Play Date. Discover the benefits of free play and learn how Imagination Playground sparks creativity, develops social collaborations, and improves concentration and problem solving. This event is for educators and parents. Admission to the Bay Area Discovery Museum is free with your RSVP.

Three dates and times to choose from:

  • Thursday, April 24, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 25, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – noon

You can invite up to (2) two guests OR children. Pre-registration is required for complimentary entry. In addition, principals, teachers, and PTA heads as a thank you for attending, Imagination Playground will reimburse the toll fee for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Win a FREE Imagination Playground!

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April 16, 2014 in Community

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Win a FREE Imagination Playground!

Nominate your child’s school to become an Imagination Playground Host Partner!

Is play an important part of your 
school or organization agenda? 

Contact us and tell us more! Your nominee will qualify for a chance to win a FREE Imagination Playground and on-site Play Associate Training (valued at over $7,500). Simply nominate your child’s school, day care center, your favorite children’s museum (nature, science or discovery center) community center, park or other deserving organization.

It’s easy to nominate, just visit:
www.scholastic.com/imaginationplayground

Enter as often as you like.

Five FREE Imagination Playgrounds and
Play Associate Training will be awarded by May 9, 2014.

Imagination Playground throws a BLOCK party at Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play

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September 23, 2013 in Play Events

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Imagination Playground visited Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play in Prospect Park.

Imagination Playground threw a BLOCK party this weekend at Nickelodeon’s 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. More than 50,000 children and their families were in attendance at the event, which promoted wellness and exercise through play.

A special thanks to the folks from the Association of Children’s Museums, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Long Island Children’s Museum, and Manhattan Children’s Museum for their continuing efforts in spreading play to children!

Check out our photos from the event to see which Nickelodeon star stopped by Imagination Playground to play with kids!

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2 minds are greater than 1!

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Amber Montana from Nickelodeon’s “Haunted Hathaways” stopped by to lend a hand and some imagination!

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Photos, courtesy of Jensen Rong.