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Imagination Playground 3D Builder Mobile App Surpasses 100K Downloads, Boasts New Features

Castle Template included in new version of 3D Builder.

Castle Template included in new version of 3D Builder.

With over 100K downloads and exciting new features, Imagination Playground’s already popular 3D Builder app just got even better.  A virtual version of creating with the well-known Big Blue Blocks, this fun and educational children’s app allows kids to build, stack, connect and channel with Imagination Playground—just like they do in real life.

New in version 1.3.2 are ready-made templates, including a boat, a bridge, a castle, and a rocket ship. These provide a starting point for building that kids can customize into their own unique creations.

As before, 3D Builder works on both iOS and Android, but for those who prefer to surf, this latest release introduces a new browser version. Perfect for the classroom setting or home desktop use, the online option offers the same rich features as the mobile app while working with the most popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.

David Krishock, Imagination Playground President and CEO says, “By bridging the worlds of physical and digital building, 3D Builder has already helped our mission to reach more children with creative block play. Now, with these new enhancements, it’s even more fun for kids and easier for teachers to use in the classroom.”

Since its initial release in 2015, 3D Builder has been highly rated by top educational and parenting blogs. In their online review, iPhone Mom rated 3D Builder 4.8 out of 5, saying, “It is rare that you find a high quality, entertaining and educational app for free and Imagination Playground 3D Builder hits the jackpot.”

Katie Chirhart, a children’s technology instructor and writer for Teachers with Apps, recently tweeted her students’ 3D Builder images saying, “My kinders LOVED your building app!”

Parents will also be interested to know that screen captures of builds created with 3D Builder can be submitted to Imagination Playground’s annual Build-A-Thon. For contest details and prize information, please visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/build-a-thon/index.html

For more information on Imagination Playground’s 3D Builder, links to download, and access to the new browser version, please visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/product/3d-builder-app.html

 

NPR talks about the power of block play

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June 20, 2013 in Block Play, Press

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Toys have recently chased more and more high-tech roads, but after attending the National Building Museum’s PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit, NPR realized that the hottest toys right now were low-tech: building blocks.

From the legendary Lego blocks to wood blocks to Imagination Playground’s “futuristic block playground, the long-standing tradition of block play is backed by the understanding that block play helps transform children’s minds, lives, bodies, and are ruthlessly efficient at lifting their spirits through play.

Listen to NPR’s coverage here or download the MP3 here: “NPR – From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks“.

“Small children heave around blocks made out of foam as blue as the ocean. They stack and demolish blue tubes, balls, bricks, bars and cubes.”
Source: NPR – “From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks

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