Imagination Playground arrives at Tuscaloosa school

October 1, 2011 in Play Events

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As part of the efforts to bring a sense of normalcy back to Tuscaloosa, Ala. after April’s devastating tornado, children at Skyland Elemantary School recently received their very own Imagination Playground in a Cart.

“Play is how children work through the healing process,” said Dr. Cheryl Fondren, principal. “Children don’t always have the vocabulary to express how they feel and play is an important way for children to relieve stress. We need to have an outlet for children and the Imagination Playground and play in general, is a way we can allow children to heal.”

The Imagination Playground in a Cart was purchased through a $10,000 Let’s Play grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and is part of the company’s Let’s Play initiative – a $15 million, three-year commitment from Dr Pepper Snapple Group to KaBOOM!.

The school is currently using the Imagination Playground in a Cart during play time for Pre-K and kindergarten children. Fondren and school staff are planning to use the Imagination Playground in a Cart in conjunction with recess and other outdoor activities. They are also hoping to incorporate the equipment into play therapy for children and examining the possibility of incorporating the Imagination Playground in a Cart into the curriculum for students in 1st-5th grades.

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