March 06, 2020

Play is Essential for Student Success

Be a Play On! Expert

Ever since we launched our program to help schools fund a new playground, people ask us about the playgrounds we designed to align with the research and best practices found in the Play On! program. These play systems are eligible for up to $25,000 in funding from GameTime because we want to help schools put research into practice and create healthy, active places for students. 

Click here if you are interested in submitting an application for up to $25,000 in funding toward the purchase of a new play system.

Each of the play systems comes with the Play On! Activity Guide. It’s packed with 125 fun, physical activities based on national standards for physical education, incorporates all six essential elements of play, and helps teachers, coaches, and parents keep students active during school. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Play On! and the six essential elements of play, we’ve prepared a series of articles on our website to give you all the information you need to be a Play On! expert: 

➠ The Essential Elements of Play

➠ Playgrounds and Sliding Play

➠ Swinging Play

➠ Spinning Play

➠ Climbing Play

➠ Brachiating Play

➠ Balancing


If you have additional questions about Play On! or designing an active play system for your park or school, contact the GameTime play expert in your neighborhood!