Imagination Playground play events popping up across the US

 

February kicked off several Imagination Playground Playdates, on-going in select cities throughout the US. Starting with NYC’s 92nd Street Y on February 3rd, Imagination Playground participated in the Countdown to Camps event.

      

Our big blue blocks were out on the penthouse racquetball court. The clear open space and high white walls were a clean canvas for free play. Parents and children searching for a summer camp were invited to get a taste of the indoor and outdoor activities at 92Y Camp Yomi. Children delighted in building whimsical castles, forts, thrones, and cannons with the blocks. At the completion of the event, an Imagination Playground in a Cart set was donated to the 92nd Street Y.

On February 24th, Imagination Playground returned to the community center as special guests at the 92Y Bronfman Center’s Purim Carnival. Dressed in costume, children attending the event celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by hearing stories about the history. They also had the chance to build with the blocks and loose parts, using their imaginations to recreate their favorite parts of the story and constructing tunnels, temples, groggers and more.

 

    
Purim is commemorated with costumes, masquerades and carnivals.


Our Spring Playdates began on March 15th and 16th in a collaboration with Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum. Over the course of two days, 140 parents, educators and children joined the unique Imagination Playground play sessions in the Museum’s educational rooms. The event space was directly across from the hugely popular PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit.

The playdates weren’t only for the children. Parents and educators were able to further learn about the benefits of free play, and connect with Imagination Playground President, David Krishock, and his team.

Continuing partnerships with area children’s museums and organizations, Imagination Playground is bringing block play to a neighborhood near you.

Here is where we are headed next:

Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL – March 21-23
Bay Area Discovery Museum, San Francisco CA  – April 19-20
92nd Street Y, New York NY  – April 20

We will also be participating in the following conferences:

10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference 2013, New York, NY – April 19
Association of Children’s Museums Annual Conference 2013, Pittsburgh, PA – May 1-2

 

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