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Friday, April 8, 2011

Coming Up: Imagination Playground Opens

The Imagination Playground is opening this Saturday, April 9th at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. This is not just a playground, but a play movement. Here's what the museum says about it:

"Imagination Playground is a breakthrough playspace concept conceived and designed by architect David Rockwell to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play, the kind of play that is critical to nurturing children’s creativity. With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground offers a changing array of elements that allows children to constantly reconfigure their environment and to design their own course of play. Giant foam blocks, fabric, slides, noodles and balls overflow with creative potential for children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities."

The New Yorker did an article on the concept last year - read it here. The Imagination Playground opened in New York City to rave reviews.

Learn more about the concept, and how it's carried out at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. And then go - and post here about what you thought!

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