Category: Healthcare Play Areas

Playgrounds Where You Least Expect Them

Waiting room of naples community hospital with child playing with playtime elements

Why recreation professionals are getting creative with the next generation of fun. Being a parent in 2018 isn’t as easy as it was 100 years ago (or even 10 years ago). Kids are glued to screens more than ever before, so entertaining them is more challenging than ever before. So how does the digital revolution… Read more »

How Play Spaces Help Hospitalized Children Heal

Custom play area at St Lukes

From the doctors and nurses to the front-desk staff and decision makers, professionals in children’s hospitals and medical centers go above and beyond to help their young patients. However, there is one thing many of these centers miss: designated play spaces. Adding these spaces can help younger patients heal both emotionally and physically. In addition… Read more »

Therapeutic Play at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute

Custom play area at St Lukes

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, ID is one of only five centers in the nation with a dedicated pediatric oncology physical therapist. It is now also home to a brand new outdoor play area, perfect for children with compromised immune systems.

Pacific Pediatrics Adds Fun to Inspire Lifelong Wellbeing

Outdoor play area underwater theme

Pacific Pediatrics, located in Woodburn, OR, was imagined from the ground-up as a place where kids would love to go, says Erin Moller, Clinic Director for three YVFWC clinics. From the ocean-themed playground outside, to the submarine entryway, and the underwater interior design and play elements, the clinic gives children many fun reasons to visit the doctor.

Bear Hunt! Natural Playground Search Leads to PLAYTIME

Bear sculptures in outdoor play area

The owners of the newly opened Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee, NC were searching for natural playground elements that would match their facility’s elegant outdoor aesthetic.

Healing Dinosaurs: A Day in the Life of a Child Life Specialist

Custom play area at Childrens Hospital

By getting Allyson out of her hospital room and into a Children’s Hospital Colorado playroom that’s home to a dinosaur, a castle playhouse and a Rocky Mountain wallscape, Megan helps Allyson be a typical preschooler.

Theming: 2016 is the Year of the Monkey

Pearl Dental Tokyo Welcome MOnkey

PLAYTIME’s theming business is growing at a phenomenal rate with increased demand for sponsor-branded and custom themed environments. PLAYTIME is celebrating 2016 The Year of the Monkey, by sharing our fabulous monkey and gorilla-themed indoor and outdoor play areas with you.

Brent’s Place: Healthy Play for Healing

Children playing on outdoor play element

PLAYTIME supports Brent’s Place, the only Children’s Hospital Colorado approved Safe-Clean housing facility for immune compromised patients and their families.