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Bright Day Completes First Phase of Play Based Film Documentary Project

Play Is The Best Way For Kids To Learn and Bright Day Is Telling That Compelling Story.

The Mission …

After years of planning, and months of filming, Bright Day Foundation (and is sister company – Bright Day Big Blocks) is well into the production of their world-changing film documentary project.

The project with the working title, PLAY IS THE WAY! Is described as “the beginning of a radical movement looking to urgently implore engaged parents and educators to reinvent early childhood education,” explains David Krishock, Executive Director, at Bright Day Foundation.

Krishock continues by saying, “the hypothesis is simple – we believe play is the best way for children to learn, it’s a much more natural way for them to engage and absorb knowledge.  Play-based learning is totally child-directed, it encourages children’s natural curiosity – to explore, experiment, question and learn.  It’s time to dispose of the antiquated baby-sitter model of early learning, to better respect our children, and to provide them the best opportunity to develop cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically.”

Film Production …

Film production began the fall of 2019 in the USA, San Francisco and New York City specifically.  The film crew visited Bay Area Discovery Museum in the west, and in the east, Hollingworth Preschool at Columbia University, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  The children played and the film crew captured hours of evidence of children being curious, creative, using their imaginations, self-expressing, collaborating and communicating, solving problems and making decisions, building strength and dexterity, growing confidence and becoming more self-assured.

Watch Our Film Preview …

Krishock continues further, “Bright Day Foundation has set up a film documentary website:

PLAYISTHEWAY.FILM 

Here you can view our 5 minute film preview and learn more about this mission critical initiative.  PLEASE VISIT, VIEW, AND ENJOY!

What’s Next …

“The coming of the pandemic slowed the projects filming progress”, says Krishock, “we were originally scheduled to finish all international filming this past summer.  Our visits to global play-based learning best practice centers (schools and playgrounds) in Japan, South Korea, England and Denmark have all been rescheduled.”

Additionally, there will be more USA filming in select locations in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California – at play centers that have demonstrated mastery of play-based, project based and theme based early childhood education.

Everyone at Bright Day Foundation, all of our Partners In Play (international best practice centers), and our film production company are now ready and set to go and safely restart this project.

Krishock concludes by saying, “our Bright Day Foundation is always happy to communicate more about who we are and what we do – for more information always feel free to reach out to us” – by phone, +1-818-914-6541 or email at contact@brightdayfoundation.org.

Play Is The Way!

Bright Day Launches New Products Just in Time for New School Year

Teacher tested, Parent tested, Kids tested – and most important – Teacher, Parent and Kid Approved!

Our community of schools, and family oriented venues depends on Bright Day Big Blocks to innovate, developing imaginative Block products to help engage children in play. Teachers and parents know that play builds curiosity, creativity, collaboration, problem solving, confidence – and more. They know play is a fun and natural way for children to experience the world around them, one of the best ways for kids to grow and learn.

With the onset of the 2020 fall school season Bright Day Big Blocks has created two new and exciting Block products. Both of course engineered with our fun, soft and friendly, certified safe EVA foam.

Each product works with our family of Big Blocks, Medium Blocks, and Small Blocks Kits – to further extend the play value of our line of products.

Our first product is called ANIMALS. Here we created 18 animal figures in Big and Medium sizes. The ANIMALS include:

Elephant, Camel, Parrot, Crocodile, Hippo, Giraffe
Moose, Horse, Owl, Fish, Muskrat, Rattle Snake
Cow, Chicken, Pig, Rabbit, Hawk, Sheep

“Our intention with ANIMALS was to create themes – a Zoo theme, a Ranch theme, and a Farm theme”, says Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Bright Day Big Blocks. “The ANIMAL Big size Blocks are kid-sized and the children can sit on them and play with Blocks as big as they are – these are sold 6 to a kit. The Medium size Blocks are big, but more hand sized, sold 40 to a Kit and create a marvelous play environment. Our research and testing shows that children love to create themes and pretend with these ANIMAL Blocks”, she continues.

Our second new product is simply called BRICKS. Bright Day Big Block uses one size brick – 10x5x3 inches – and provides these in a standard Kit of 45 pieces – or, as many as you would like to order. “We speak to teachers and educators just about every single day – and about a quarter of these folks, unprompted, would say to us – hey! you should offer a brick block – well, okay, we listened and here you go – very exciting”, says Laurel Tucker. She continues by saying, “bricks might seem like a very simple building tool but give a group of children a load of bricks and watch their imaginations soar. We love the way our Bricks combine with our other Block products and truly enhance the children’s play-and-learn experience.”

It’s also good to note that over the last 18 months we have developed dozens of customized, play space environments. Each one of these amazing playgrounds for kids is like developing a new product specifically for that environment. We have created customized builds for Florida, Nebraska and California, and more in the USA – as well as in Japan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and more worldwide. Laurel Tucker concludes by saying – “anyone that desires a customized product or play space do give us a call – we have a team of designers and engineers that can help make you and your kids building dreams come true”.

All Bright Day Big Blocks products are available by calling us at +1-818-914-6541 – by contacting us at contact@brightdaybigblocks.com – or by visiting our new online shop which you can access by visiting our website at www.brightdaybigblocks.com.

 

BRIGHT DAY Big Blocks Kicks Off SUBMIT 2 WIN

Colorful blocks

Colorful blocksTwice Each Year, Spring + Fall, a Big Block Kit is gifted to a School by BRIGHT DAY Big Blocks SUBMIT 2 WIN program. Bright Day gives back to their community via several gifting programs each year. September brings a new, fresh opportunity to enter SUBMIT 2 WIN and win a BRIGHT DAY Big Block Kit – Hooray!

Laurel Tucker, Co-Founder of Bright Day and BRIGHT DAY Big Blocks Chief Executive says “we have some great gifting programs – and SUBMIT 2 Win is certainly a favorite of our community of schools. We encourage all schools and their many representatives to enter and enter often – it’s a random drawing, so the more you enter the better chance you have of winning”, she states.

It’s easy to enter – simply go to our website – www.brightdaybigblocks.com – click Contact, fill out the entry form, and voila, you are entered. Filling out the form not only enters you in SUBMIT 2 WIN but if you are an Educator you will receive in the mail one of our FAMOUS mini Builder Puzzles – Hooray Again!

Laurel Tucker continues – “we also want to congratulate Blackstone Innovation School in Boston, Massachusetts – recipients of this past seasons SUBMIT 2 WIN program. They chose the BRIGHT DAY Big Bright Blocks (pictured above) – it’s 140 pieces of multi-colored fun – promoting theme based building and play. 92 shapes and 14 colors – kids can build whatever they dream”.

Don’t miss out – enter SUBMIT 2 WIN – and collect a super FUN, Play Based Learning tool that with use gets better each day contributing to the creative, social, and emotional development of your children.
And again – Hooray!

The SUBMI 2 WIN program is valid only in the United States. Organizations can enter as often as they like. For our Fall 2020 program all entries must be submitted by Friday, January 15, 2021. This gift includes one Big Block Kit, as well as related shipping charges.