With MY FREE PLAY, children become playground designers!
Create and Build
The module lets children decide, plan, create, collaborate and build. The MY FREE PLAY magic happens when children discover within the large storage trunk a variety of parts and objects that they can use to give a unique shape to THEIR module.
Imagine and Collaborate
Several panels of different shapes and colours can be installed, removed or moved at will at different locations with large colourful bolts. The imagination blossoms even more when children discover that they can add to these basic elements many other finds: boards, ropes, cardboard boxes, canvas, tires, etc.
Start over and do even better
After a play session, we may decide to put everything away and start from scratch the next day. The children, having learned from their "mistakes" the day before, modify and improve their construction techniques. New individual and collective ideas and strategies sprout from the experience gained.
Since MY FREE PLAY can be re-imagined endlessly, the use of the structure can change around themes suggested by staff or decided by the children themselves. The shared project then becomes to imagine and build together a boat or a spaceship!
An Exciting New Dawn
Jambette is interested in the free-play trend and highly concerned by current findings that suggest that young people are playing outdoors less and less and that their playtime is too structured. It is also during that year that the first white paper « A Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play » is published.
Beginning of the search for inspiration from the free play initiatives led by many organizations in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world.
Jambette decides to set up a lab to observe the play preferences and habits of children.
Summer - Grand opening of The Adventure-Lab, an exclusive free-play concept. This outstanding playground allows kids to experiment and create their own fun universe by using reclaimed materials.
Autumn - Publication of the research on free play commissioned by Jambette and conducted by the Université du Québec à Rimouski in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Winter - Beginning of the research and development phase aimed at creating a product that will offer a free-play experience to children in a quality framework and that will foster the social development of children, their independence and their self-esteem.
Autumn - Jambette launches MY FREE PLAY, the first free play equipment in the institutional recreation equipment industry.