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Scholastic Book Fairs and Bright Day Big Blocks Form Partnership

“It’s a BIG day for Bright Day Big Blocks”, says Laurel Tucker, Chief Executive and creator of the big block play system that helps kids learn as they play. “Today we are happy to announce that our partnership with Scholastic Inc. and Scholastic Book Fairs has begun”, she continues.
Bright Day Big Blocks serves schools and their community by offering block play systems that stimulate a child’s natural curiosity – as well as builds self-expression, creativity, imagination, communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment as well as physical attributes like strength, coordination, and dexterity.

Scholastic Book Fairs, for over 30 years, has proudly served schools and their community by bringing books to students through their events, helping create life-long readers and learners in kids, and giving back to the schools by contributing to their fundraising efforts.
How does Scholastic Book Fairs and Bright Day Big Blocks plan to work together? Laurel Tucker explains, “when schools schedule and run a Scholastic Book Fair these schools earn credits that can be used toward product featured in their catalog. For the first time, beginning this spring, Bright Day Big Blocks, and their popular cousin, Bright Day Medium Blocks are featured in the Scholastic Book Fairs catalog.”

Over 100,000 book fair events are run in approximately 75,000 schools each year – Laurel Tucker continues, “this collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs is a great opportunity for our company to speak along with Scholastic directly to the schools that we know most love our Bright Day Big Blocks”. So, schedule a Scholastic Book Fair! Visit their catalog! Enjoying the array of amazing products contained within, and why not order Bright Day Big Blocks? We promise educators, parents and of course the children will love our blocks – a play system that enables super-creative block building, stacking, connecting, rolling like no other – and an opportunity for kids to play and learn!

Bright Day LLC, Bright Day Big Blocks www.brightdaybigblocks.com and the Bright Day Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization www.brightdayfoundation.org – please contact Bright Day at +01-818-914-6541 or contact@brightdaybigblocks.com

Did We Invent a Better Play System? We Think So! And Our Customers Agree!


Bright Day has been involved in helping children learn since 1988 – and over the last decade helping children learn through play. Bright Day launched its Bright Day Big Blocks play system in 2018 and the global marketplace response has been “positive and quite overwhelming” – says Chief Executive Laurel Tucker.

Bright Day Big Blocks has a great story about the powers of play based learning – and how Bright Day Big Blocks genuinely contributes to boosting a child’s curiosity, helping them imagine, create and build, problem solve and think critically, collaborate and communicate, build coordination, strength, and dexterity, as well as increase self-esteem and confidence. And Laurel Tucker tells that story every day – to as many people as she can get to listen.

But, what’s become an extremely important by-product that Bright Day Big Blocks didn’t expect was the designation of inventing a better, more modern play-system.

Once Bright Day Big Blocks began offering its block sets to schools, libraries, children’s museums, nature, science, and discovery centers, park and recreation departments – “all of these organizations began talking to us, congratulating us for building a better play system”, says Laurel.

In a sentence – compared to traditional playground systems our soft play, loose part big blocks are safer, mobile, encourage deep engagement, offer a different experience each time for kids, can complement what’s being studied in the classroom, and is extremely cost effective. “Let’s quickly review each benefit”, says Laurel.

  • Safe: each block is made of soft and safe, light-weight EVA polyethylene foam so kids won’t suffer from bumps and bruises, scrapes and splinters. Additionally all Bright Day Big Blocks are lab tested, and certified safe.
  • Mobile: our Big Block sets come with between 120 and 140 pieces that are easy to move – from outdoor to indoor – from cafeteria to classroom. Also, Bright Day offers Carts and Bags for sale to make it even easier to contain the cargo while being moved from one location to the next.
  • Engage: it’s reported traditional playgrounds are single purpose and engage children for short periods of time. Bright Day Big Blocks can engage children for hours – and after a break – even more hours. Once children engage in creative development – like big block play – that activity extends, and the longer play extends the more kids learn.
  • Unique: customers have told us – when kids play with Bright Day Big Blocks it’s never the same twice – which means each building session brings new expressions, new discoveries, and new learning.
  • Compliments Classroom: today, many early childhood educators use theme or project based learning to aid curriculum retention – after all, children learn by doing – and doing what they find interesting. So, teachers use Bright Day Big Blocks along with their curriculum, including it in their lessons.
  • Cost Effective: a Bright Day Big Block set can occupy approximately 20 children at a time, for a good deal of time. And, such a set costs one-tenth the price of a traditional outdoor playground – good play and price value.

So, did Bright Day Big Blocks invent a better play system?
Laurel Tucker concludes by saying – “well, in our quest to bring the children of the world an opportunity to imagine and create, and all – we guess we did – and so very glad to help”.

Ronald McDonald House, San Diego WINS Fall 2020 Submit 2 Win Program

Each year, once in the spring and again in the fall Bright Day Big Blocks draws a winner from a barrel filled with thousands of entries in their Submit 2 Win program.

This past month we drew the winner of the fall 2020 program – Ronald McDonald House, San Diego.
Congratulations, at Bright Day Big Blocks we are so proud to be able to support your charitable efforts.
Ronald McDonald House has a mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Ronald McDonald House offers strength and hope each and every day to families suffering from their own child’s medical crisis. While a child is hospitalized and being treated Ronald McDonald House offers families nearby lodging, meals, transportation, everything possible to make for a more comfortable and secure situation.

David Krishock, Bright Day Foundation Executive Director said, “Ronald McDonald House, San Diego will receive 3 Bright Day Big Blocks Kits – our newly introduced Builders Space Kit, our Medium Green Blocks Kit, as well as our Big Green Block Kit. This collection of Blocks will enable families there to build, to stack Blocks, connect Blocks, and channel balls through hundreds of Blocks – these Kits will enable families to be together, dream and create, hopefully relax, and have some great family fun”.

Bright Day Big Blocks is currently accepting entries toward its spring 2021 Submit 2 Win program.
Laurel Tucker, Bright Day Big Blocks Chief Executive encourages folks to “visit our website at www.brightdaybigblocks.com – click the Contact link, and fill out the requested information. Once registered you are automatically entered in Submit 2 Win, and you’ll also receive a free mini Block Puzzle, plus more information about our company and the wonders of play-based learning”, she states.

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.