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Respected play authorities pen 'Words On Play' to raise awareness on value of play

Albert Einstein once said, “play is the highest form of research.”

It seems the great physicist/philosopher was correct. Research shows that the simple act of playing offers numerous benefits for children, families and communities alike. Children are at their highest level of development when they are playing; making play an essential part of their growth and overall happiness.

Knowing how critical play is for healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, PlayCore, whose mission is to advance play through research, programs and partnerships, is promoting the value of play through the Words On Play Guidebook.

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Inspire imagination with PlayWorx custom themed play systems

Research shows that children learn best in environments where they are free to explore, discover and play. Dr. Joe L. Frost seconded this idea in his 1992 book Play and Playscapes where he stated that "play is the chief vehicle for the development of imagination and intelligence, language, social skills, and perceptual-motor abilities in infants and young children".

Another firm believer in play is GameTime, a division of PlayCore and North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Enriching the lives of children and communities through play has been GameTime’s top priority since its inception in 1929. Today, they continue to bring people together through play and are changing the way children see the world through their PlayWorx custom play line.

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Child Care Centres: Secure your grant dollars before September 30th

Time is running out to apply to the Play! Grant Program. If you are a registered child care centre looking to create a fun and inclusive play space where kids can learn and be active, submit your application form to take the first step towards making your creative ideas a reality.

Recognizing that play is an essential part of early childhood education, Play! by Crozier a leader in playgrounds, splash pads, sports goals and site amenities, developed the Play! Grant Program offering up to $500,000 in grants to child care centres in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes. The application deadline is September 30th, however funding is given on a first come basis, so it is recommended to apply now as funds are going fast!

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A ropes course can be seen as the ultimate outdoor climbing adventure. With thrilling vertical and horizontal climbing challenges that encourage teamwork and promote strength-building, it’s no wonder why so many parks and schools are incorporating a ropes course into their play areas.

Recent estimates show there are more than 7,500 ropes course climbers across the USA today, with an additional 200 to 400 being built annually. GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, is ensuring all children can experience the wonder and excitement of climbing play by offering KidNetix Ropes Course Adventures.

Inspired by treetops ropes courses, KidNetix Ropes Course Adventures is a modular design that offers all the benefits of a traditional ropes course in a compliant and scalable system. Designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old, KidNetix helps enrich childhood through play and fosters the development of leadership, decision-making, teamwork and self-confidence.

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Summer Camp 35% off Sale on now until August 31st !

Summer camps provide children with memories to last a lifetime. Whether kids attend camp all summer, a few weeks or even just for a few days, they can each grow and experience positive benefits in terms of physical fitness, socialization and personal growth. But long before kids go on their first adventure walk, toast S’mores on the fire or sing Kumbaya, camp organizers and counsellors need to ensure every last detail is mapped to make it a summer to remember.

With summer just around the corner, Play! by Crozier is here to lighten the load for camp planners by offering up to 35% off GameTime’s high-end and affordable sports goals, fun play equipment and site furnishings until August 31st. GameTime is North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment.

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2014 Environmental Sustainability Brochure Now Available

GameTime, North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, has completed their annual International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit. To commemorate earning this distinctive certification for 2014, GameTime put together a new brochure to share their commitment to environmental practices with their customers.

The four-page 2014 Environmental Sustainability Brochure details how sustainability is at the forefront of their business; through consistent efforts to source responsible materials, process them in a sustainable way and ensure products can be recyclable at the end of their life cycle.

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Don't Delay: Only 10 Days Left to Save Big on Playground Equipment!

If you are in the market for a new and unique playground or want to add more fun play activities to an existing structure, you have until May 15th to take advantage of Play!’s BIG SAVINGS on GameTime playground equipment.

Play! by Crozier, a division of Crozier Enterprises that brings fun and creativity to its impressive lineup of inclusive playground equipment, splash pads and sports goals, is offering up to 35% off on qualifying equipment purchases. The sale won’t last long (again, slashed prices expire in 10 days), so there’s no better time to build the perfect playground for your school.

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PlayWorx transforms ordinary playgrounds into eye-catching themed play spaces

There’s no greater imagination than one of a child. Only a child can transform their 10x10 bedroom into a fantasy land filled with talking cats, Spartan warriors or flying school buses. GameTime, a division of PlayCore and North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds and custom play spaces, has found a way to channel this creativity and is changing the way children view the world through its PlayWorx line.

PlayWorx brings imagination to life with its uniquely designed custom themed playgrounds that tell a story and inspire new levels of creativity through play. From an exhilarating slide shaped as a dolphin, a medieval castle or a roped passage leading into an archaeological site; if you can dream it, we can build it.

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Creative ideas become reality with PlayWorx custom themed playgrounds

Imagine a world where a child can become a first mate aboard a pirate ship, can journey through history by riding an ancient camel or can stare into the eyes of a prehistoric dinosaur in their own Jurassic park. Now imagine it can happen all before the bell sounds at the end of a 15-minute recess break.

French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Imagination rules the world”. GameTime, a division of PlayCore and North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment, is setting imaginations free and changing the way children see the world through its PlayWorx custom play line.

Play! is proud to announce the opening of several new parks this fall. Play! in a park near you!

Lockwood Park in Brampton

Sinclair Park in Burlington.

Chatham-Kent Children's Treatment Centre in Chatham-Kent.

Seabreeze Park in Hamilton.

Lake Ontario Park in Kingston.

Morgan Park in Kitchener.

Cedar Hollow Park, Creekside Park, Earl Nichols Park, Gainsborough Park, Lambeth Park, and Whetherfield Park in London

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