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With a Mission of Promoting Play and Play-based Learning Bright Day is Expanding its Education Footprint

Bright Day LLC and its operating entities Bright Day Big Blocks and not-for-profit Bright Day Foundation believes the world wants to watch children express their amazing creative and collaboration skills in a new television series called BLOCK PARTY ™.

What do you get when you blend 9 children 6 years and under – in an over 10,000 square foot indoor and outdoor play space – with thousands of build-able loose parts like blocks, and wood, fabric, and PVC pipe, and sand, and more?  “I’ll tell you what you get says Laurel Tucker, show creator and company co-founder – “you get a little bit of chaos and a lot of creativity and joy”.

Each program is divided into 6 equal segments – challenge, design, collect, build, present, and recognize.  A theme is chosen from which the children can create, the children then design their inspiration, then collect their build-able loose parts, and then the 3 teams of 3 children begin to build their designs – once their masterpieces are complete they present them to a live audience and are recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.

“In developing our BLOCK PARTY series we spoke to a lot of educators – and watched a lot of TV – we witnessed the love and camaraderie of the GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, starring Paul Hollywood – as well as the creativity and spectacle of PROJECT RUNWAY, staring Heidi Klum.  We were highly inspired by both”, says Tucker.

An inaugural partner in BLOCK PARTY is kidSTREAM, a Los Angeles area Children’s Museum.  kidSTREAM not only provides the physical facility for the USA production – but its community provides the shows participants and audience.  Michael Shanklin, kidSTREAM Executive Director is dedicated to promoting play, excited about the series, and about bringing the show to his museum.  Shanklin says, “kidSTREAM is thrilled to work with Bright Day Big Blocks and Bright Day Foundation to bring the important work of play to the forefront.  Our children need play now more than ever after a devastating time of isolation.  The creativity and collaboration that BLOCK PARTY will bring is just the thing our children need to begin the critical healing process.  kidSTREAM is honored to be the USA host for national productions of the show and the children we serve are going to be real winners”.

At this time BLOCK PARTY also has television series production partners in both Japan and South Korea.  “In Japan our production partner has plans to stage live, public BLOCK PARTY themed events in their playgrounds nationwide,” says Tucker.

Tucker concludes by saying, “our goal is urgent – we must create awareness and advocacy for more play.  BLOCK PARTY is part of the solution – it will be a loud voice, each program will be a constant reminder to a mass audience of parents in the USA and hopefully worldwide.”

On a related note she says, “we are finishing production on our global documentary film project – PLAY IS THE WAY ™.  This film is a fact based proof-source demonstrating play is the best way for children to develop, learn and grow.” Please visit our documentary film website at www.playistheway.film to learn more.

For more information on Bright Day LLC, Bright Day Foundation, Bright Day Big Blocks, Bright Day Play-based Curriculum, Bright Day Block Party, and Play Is The Way, a film documentary – or just to connect with thoughts or questions please call 01 818 914 6541 or email contact@brightdayfoundation.org


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 The words of Co-Founder, David Krishock

Just over a decade ago we launched a program called GIFT OF PLAY! which in part promises every school and organization interested in our big blocks the best price possible – and that’s 100% guaranteed!

And since the launch of GIFT OF PLAY! we have successfully satisfied thousands of educators and millions of children worldwide.

 Our GIFT OF PLAY! promise is our guarantee to provide the highest quality in ideas and design, in materials and manufacture, in durability, in safety.  It’s our guarantee to provide the lowest price on our Big Blocks, Medium Blocks, custom play spaces – all we offer! Our product quality is exceptional and our prices are 40% lower than our competitor – on every comparable product, each and every day!


Those are the words of Co-Founder, Laurel Tucker 

Providing all communities and kids greater access to our big block idea is JOB 1 at Bright Day Big Blocks.  We increase the availability of our blocks by having lower prices, by making our blocks more affordable.  Price matters, and our prices are the best!

 Big Blocks have proved to be a big idea – big foam, kid-sized shapes that children stack, connect and channel balls through – children engage, they are magically attracted to our big blocks and build whatever they dream.  And Big Blocks work! – they inspire creativity and imagination – communication and collaboration – critical thinking and problem solving – they build confidence and self –assuredness  – so much more.  Our blocks help educations help their kids PLAY + LEARN! Laurel Tucker encourages everyone to always call and speak to us – at (01) 818 914 6541 – we are here 7 days a week, around the clock to help – we service the world from our Los Angeles, CA, USA headquarters. We want to work with everyone to provide the best big blocks at the best prices – we promise to work hard to get your community what you want and need for your children.

Our GIFT OF PLAY! Program is not just a collection of words – it’s our PROMISE to you!

Contact Bright Day Big Blocks by emailing contact@brightdaybigblocks.com or by calling (in the USA) 818 914 6541.  Everyday Bright Day Big Blocks helps transform children’s minds, bodies, and spirits through the power of creative PLAY!


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“There are millions of ideas out there – and thousands are likely good ideas.  But, the best ideas are those that get exposed to folks, are utilized, and actually work – really work!”  These are the words of David Krishock, Co-Founder here at Bright Day.  He was referring to the development, use and success of the BRIGHT DAY PLAY BASED CURRICULUM.


Bright Day began creating its curriculum late in 2018, with members of their global Advisory Group.

There are numerous styles of play-based curriculum available.  A major goal of Bright Day was to make it easy to understand, easy to implement for teachers with children, and very easy to explain to children’s parents.

Of course, the philosophy behind the curriculum was and continues to be:

  •  to be child-directed – children have control over the content, choosing the themes and projects used to teach them
  • to be hands on – exploring, observing, asking questions
  • to be collaborative – child to child and child to teacher
  • to allow for total child self-expression – don’t hold back, never hold back

This play-based learning model allows for a continuous and building learning process – as well as instilling in children a love for learning.


We know our curriculum downloads are significant, we get teacher feedback and answer teacher questions each week – and we hear our curriculum is easy to implement and is working!  It’s great to know that the curriculum is taking hold, says David Krishock.  He continues, “there is a difference between learning through open-ended play, and taking play into the classroom – using themes and projects to create learning environments.  It all works and it’s all critically important. We are so proud to be helping educators build todays Modern Classroom ™ for early learners.


Gaining access to the Bright Day Play-Based Curriculum is easy.  Bright Day Big Blocks and its not-for-profit charitable organization Bright Day Foundation makes this learning tool available to the public at no cost.  Simply follow this link to the curriculum: www.brightdaybigblocks.com/classroom-curriculum/

David Krishock encourages teachers to bring play-based learning, and possibly the Bright Day version to their school, classroom, and their students.  “You will not be disappointed, he says, initially the work can be challanging for the classroom teachers because they have to curate lesson around the themes and projects preferred by the children, but once the system is in place and operating the child engagement and the learning takes off.

If you would like to learn more about Bright Day Play-Based Classroom Curriculum – or about Bright Day Foundation or Bright Day Big Blocks you can email us at contact@brightdaybigblocks.com and phone us at 01-818-914-6541.

About Bright Day Big Blocks

Bright Day Big Blocks is a fun, new and unique play system designed to stimulate creative, child directed play.  Bright Day offers big soft blocks and designs play space environments that peaks a child’s curiosity, unlocks creativity, inspires collaboration, and builds confidence.  These big foam blocks encourage play that builds cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills important in the development of all children.  Bright Day Big Blocks can be found around the world, in schools, playgrounds, libraries, hospitals, airports, restaurants, hotels and resorts, public parks, camps and anywhere you find children playing.  Bright Day Big Blocks is transforming children’s lives through play – building stronger minds and bodies, and enabling a brighter future for our kids.


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Our second new product launch of 2022, and likely most significant, is our new ROCK + ROLLER!

Our ROCK + ROLLER is a 10-piece block kit, featuring two supersized half-circle BIG BLOCKS that when combined form a giant wheel.  Obviously, children play with this in a number of ways – but, primarily they hop into the wheel and ROLL, or use either half of the wheel and ROCK.  In testing the children also climb, they spin, and when used with our Big Blocks they stack, connect – and more.

BRIGHT DAY has contributing education-based product design professionals from all over the world.  And this new product was a collaboration between our partner BorneLund of Japan (#1 provider of learning-based tools and toys in Japan) and Bright Day Big Blocks Co-Founder Laurel Tucker from our Los Angeles, California headquarters.

In Japan companies that promote play seem to design and provide children with more items enabling physical, active play.  In Japan stimulating the body is equally as important as stimulating the brain.  This in part inspired Laurel Tucker to collaborate to create ROCK + ROLLER!  Laurel Tucker says, “as we all know, children just love to play – to release and express – and they love to run as fast as they can as much as they love to solve puzzles – so the creation of our new ROCK + ROLLER! Is meant to stretch that body and stretch that brain – all the more FUN, right?”

She continues, “we love to say – MOVE and exercise your body – all the strength, stamina, balance, dexterity, coordination building – and DREAM and exercise your brain – all the creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, confidence building – and so much more.”

Like all of our BRIGHT DAY products – the ROCK + ROLLER! is made with highly durable, but extremely soft and safe EVA foam.  The big foam blocks two main pieces in the kit are a big blue block, and a big green block – coincidentally, two of the world’s favorite colors.

ROCK + ROLLER was launched on October 1st, just in time for back-to-school and all the learning opportunities made available as the children and teachers get back together.  ROCK + ROLLER! offers yet another tool in that learning toolbox.

For more information on Bright Day Big Blocks please Contact Us at +1-818-914-6541 or conatct@brightdaybigblocks.com.  “Please contact us – we are always available to help you help your children Play + Learn”, concludes Laurel Tucker.


new Bright Day MIX Blocks


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A focus at Bright Day Big Blocks is to serve educators needs for play-based learning tools. Designing and introducing new products for our global community is a top priority.

“We are happy to launch our new Bright Day MIX Blocks,” says Co-Founder, David Krishock. “The idea of MIX is pretty simple.  We combined blocks in the world’s two favorite colors – green and blue.  And, combined blocks in our customers two favorite sizes – BIG and MEDIUM. “Our design group has really optimized their idea, now with the perfect sizes, shapes, and colors.”

The MIX is a 70-piece kit of blocks that promises to give children that magical BIG Block experience. The Block kit is perfect for tighter play spaces – like the smaller daycare center or for use at home.  The MIX will be featured exclusively in our online shop.

The MIX Blocks already have fans, like the YMCA West in Green Bay Wisconsin who says, “What a GIANT HIT with the children” as well as saying “Parents have stopped by the office telling us how much their kids enjoy playing with the new blocks”  Thank you YMCA for those kind words!

You can place your MIX Block order online beginning this October at: http://brightdaybigblocks.com/shop/

And for the next 90 days, orders will also be taken by calling our office at 818-914-6541 or by emailing us at contact@brightdaybigblocks.com


About Bright Day Big Blocks

Bright Day Big Blocks is a fun, new and unique play system designed to stimulate creative, child directed play.  Bright Day offers big soft blocks and designs play space environments that peaks a child’s curiosity, unlocks creativity, inspires collaboration, and builds confidence.  These big foam blocks encourage play that builds cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills important in the development of all children.  Bright Day Big Blocks can be found around the world, in schools, playgrounds, libraries, hospitals, airports, restaurants, hotels and resorts, public parks, camps and anywhere you find children playing.  Bright Day Big Blocks is transforming children’s lives through play – building stronger minds and bodies, and enabling a brighter future for our kids.


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“Thank you Bright Day Big Blocks for the opportunity to receive this amazing gift.  Our families and children are going to be ecstatic.”

~ Heidi Hernandez, Director of Member Services


Each year a lucky winner is drawn from the big blue block storage caddy Bright Day keeps in its office.  This past year there were over a thousand entries.  And the lucky winner for 2022 was the YMCA, and more specifically the West Side Y of Greater Green Bay Wisconsin.  Hooray + Congratulations!

Bright Day Big Blocks is happy to share its Big Blocks with the community of Green Bay.  And this year they made this annual gift even more special by giving the Y its newest product – Bright Day Mix Block kit.  The new Mix Block kit combines big and medium blocks, their customer’s two favorite sizes, with green and blue blocks, the world’s two favorite colors – now that’s a great MIX!

Bright Day shipped the YMCA Green Bay West 210 pieces, enough for about 25 children at a time to stack, connect, and channel balls through the blocks – igniting both brains and bodies through play.  The Y has committed to sending play pictures which Bright Day promises to share on their social media sites.

Laurel Tucker, Bright Day Big Blocks Co-Founder says, “SUBMIT 2 WIN! is just our favorite program of the year – it’s where we share our favorite product, our Big Blocks with our favorite people – those that join our community by simply completing a contact form on our website”.

She continues, “I encourage everyone to join our community and give your organization a chance to win SUBMIT 2 WIN!  We have already begun collecting entries for 2023 – and like the YMCA, you can win too,”

To enter SUBMIT 2 WIN! 2023 please visit the Contact section of the Bright Day Big Blocks website.  Enter today!  To learn more about our products, prices and play-based benefits give Bright Day a call at 818 914 6541.


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The Bright Day Foundation tribute to play-based learning, the film documentary titled PLAY IS THE WAY! is back in production after a 2-year pandemic-induced hiatus.

“Exactly two years ago April, we were packed up and heading to Japan, after successfully filming here in the USA, in New York and San Francisco, when everything – EVERYTHING – came to a screeching halt, ” says David Krishock, Executive Director of Bright Day Foundation.  He continued, “we were eager to film with our international partners in Europe, Asia, and the USA so we could continue to assemble our film and tell our story – a revolutionary story that must be told to educators and parents worldwide – that quite possibly play is the best way for our children to learn.”

Children possess a natural curiosity and have an innate desire to learn.  Also, children love to play.  And, children individually have preferences for how they play.  Combine these three elements and a much more robust, much more effective child learning and development paradigm is formed.  It’s a child-centered, child-directed method of teaching and learning.

“Our film visits best practice centers worldwide to tell our story”, says David Krishock, “we take educators and parents to places never before seen, to classrooms and play spaces that provide real-life examples of play-based learning – environments that underscore how play-based learning works, and these examples help illustrate why it is so effective.  We are very fortunate to be partnering with a group of experts to help tell our story.”

The revised schedule has the Bright Day film production crew visiting England and Denmark in September, Japan and South Korea in October, and possibly Australia and New Zealand during that same period.

For more information on Bright Day Foundation, the PLAY IS THE WAY! film documentary, and other Foundation initiatives – or our Bright Day Big Blocks please call +01-818-914-6541 or email contact@brightdayfoundation.org.


About Bright Day – conceived in 1988, Bright Day was created to help children learn.

Bright Day Big Blocks was inspired by the power of super-big, kid-sized, foam building blocks.  Children stack, connect and become so deeply engaged they learn as they play.  Benefits to children include unlocking their natural curiosity – building creativity and use of imagination, problem-solving and critical thinking, communication and collaboration, building confidence and self-esteem – advancing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.  Big Blocks are a superb method of demonstrating the advantages of learning through play.

Bright Day Foundation was also created as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides our Big Blocks to under-resourced schools country-wide.

Bright Day is a global tribute to the transformational powers of play-based learning.


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Bright Day Foundation announces it will donate to the SAVE THE CHILDREN Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

The purpose of Bright Day Foundation is to donate its life-changing learning tools, Big Blocks, to poverty-stricken schools across the USA.

However, earlier this month, Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder of Bright Day Big Blocks, and its charitable entity Bright Day Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit announced that during the month of March 2022 Bright Day Foundation will redirect its giving efforts by donating a portion of Bright Day Big Blocks March 2022 proceeds to SAVE THE CHILDREN.

Laurel Tucker says, “We know the frightening news we hear and the pictures we see each day do not come close to capturing the scale of the tragedy the Ukrainian families are experiencing at this very moment.  It is up to those that can help, to help, making every attempt to keep the families and children as safe as possible during this horrific period.  We vow to do our part, as much as we can, by redirecting our giving toward SAVE THE CHILDREN and their Ukrainian Relief Fund.”

SAVE THE CHILDREN believes every child deserves the opportunity to learn and be protected from harm.

They report at this very moment there are 8 million Ukrainian children in grave physical and emotional danger.  SAVE THE CHILDREN works in the hardest to reach places, where it’s toughest to be a child – and is delivering food, clothing, organizing shelter for families – and more.

If you would like to know more about the work of SAVE THE CHILDREN and their Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund visit their website at www.savethechildren.org

If you would like to connect with Bright Day Big Blocks + Bright Day Foundation email  contact@brightdayfoundation.org – or call 818-914-6541.


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Amazing to think about the simplicity of the Bright Day Big Block idea!

For years, decades, and centuries blocks have been a staple of children’s play.

Even though the educational toy term, blocks wasn’t coined until the early 1800’s children were collecting, stacking, and building with brick-like objects far back into recorded history.  “Playing with stackable, buildable objects always unlocks a child’s curiosity, enables creativity and self-expression, collaboration and communication, always builds confidence – and more”, says Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder at Bright Day Big Blocks.

For close to a century the most children’s popular blocks were made of wood, but in the 1930’s foam blocks gained popularity – more shapes and more colors.  In the early 2000’s Bright Day Big Blocks began thinking about and experimenting with foam blocks and big foam blocks – of all shapes and colors.  Big foam blocks that encouraged block stacking, block connecting, and making about anything children could dream of – from animal and insects to trucks and spaceships – and all else imaginable.

Big foam blocks are now the rage – they memorize a child when seen.  The blocks in their simple shapes invite a child to touch, feel, build, and create dreams.  Once a child engages with Bright Day big foam blocks they “go deep into the creative process, that’s when the true learning magic happens”, continues Laurel Tucker.  “We are the Big Foam Block Company – and every day we think about how to continue to evolve the big block idea to bring more joy and learning to children worldwide.”

Contact us to talk about blocks, and kids, and our philosophy – and anything else that is on your mind.  Engage with us, including our esteemed Advisory Panel – we are all here to help you help your children play and learn.

Website:  www.brightdaybigblocks.com

Email:  contact@brightdaybigblocks.com

Phone:  01-818-914-6541

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NEW Referral Reward Program – We’re Helping Our Community Get Their Blocks!

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The number one question from our Community to Bright Day Big Blocks usually is – “how can I get a set of Big Blocks for free?” Now, it’s not that folks expect free blocks – they are just asking about all the possibilities – such as securing Grants, or staging Fundraisers, etc. Well, when our Community speaks, we listen, and come to the rescue! We are pleased to introduce our newest program, what we call Referral Reward.

Referral Reward is both simple to understand and execute. If a school or organization wants to get that free set of Big Blocks – they simply find 4 other organizations in their network, get all 5 to order a Big Block set and 1 set is completely FREE of charge.

“This program provides yet another way for schools and organizations to plan for a free set of our Big Blocks, says Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder of Bright Day Big Blocks. Schools depend on Grants, and Fundraisers, and now they can depend on our Referral Reward program.”

This program was tested by our South Korean Distributor, and it was and is a gigantic success. “Free is a compelling proposition, and our Big Blocks are a beloved product. Combining the ideas of working inside a network to earn a free set of Big Blocks has created a super-powerful response,” continues Laurel.

A great example of how such a program works comes from Adelaide, Australia. A city park was interested in buying a Big Block set, but before they did they canvassed the other park Managers in the city – and low and behold, the total order was for several Big Block sets. That’s a perfect way to leverage the benefit of free Big Blocks via Referral Reward, says Laurel. “We filled a shipping container with Big Block sets for Adelaide, what fun! Anyone that would like help or more information on participating in the Bright Day Referral Reward program please reach out to us via email at contact@brightdaybigblocks.com or call our office at 818-914-6541. Bright Day is always here to help you help your children Play + Learn.