PlayMobile

What is the PlayMobile?

The PlayMobile is a portable storage unit filled with miscellaneous scrap, various loose parts, and traditional playground equipment that encourages physical activity, creativity, and learning through play. The PlayMobile’s loose parts can transform any space into a rich play environment that includes several unique play settings and encourages various types of play.  Children of all ages need opportunities for play! 

The PlayMobile project started in 2011 through funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Through the Active Play Alliance has been piloted in parks, nature areas, childcare centers and schools in 10 counties of central North Carolina (Moore, Richmond, Chatham, Lee, Hoke, Montgomery, Randolph, Harnett, Cumberland, and Scotland).

 

Why the PlayMobile?

  • Achieve greater physical activity during outdoor play
  • Enhance and diversify play opportunities outdoors
  • Engage more children in play during outdoor time
  • Increase the number of children and families exposed to playing with loose parts/scrap

 

How to Get the PlayMobile in Your Area:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. If approved, complete payment requirements.
  3. Complete webinar: PlayMobile Introduction (1)
  4. Complete webinar:  PlayMobile Training (2)

 

PlayMobile Tools

 

Collaborative Partners



2017 PlayMobile Schedule

  • Behind Lower School

    11/13/2017

  • Hayes-Taylor YMCA

    04/21/2018

  • 9192877012

    09/28/2017

  • Raleigh Convention Center

    09/16/2017

  • Stars Charter School

    07/24/2017

  • Parking lot

    06/09/2017

  • Sandhills Community College

    10/13/2017

  • Southern Pines Primary School

    06/08/2017

  • Nancy Kiser Park

    07/13/2017

  • 06/05/2017

  • Sandhills Community College

    10/14/2017

  • Child care center in Mecklenburg County

    06/03/2017

  • Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church Parking Lot

    04/15/2017

  • SCC Gardens

    04/05/2017

  • Lower School-Back Playground area

    11/07/2016

  • Weymouth Woods

    04/22/2017

  • The O'Neal School LS Playground Area Large Black top space

    10/17/2016

  • 9106951004

    11/11/2016

  • Southern village Green

    10/09/2016

  • 760 South Bennett Street Southern Pines, NC 28387

    08/22/2016

Testimonials

  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica, www.movingandlearning.com
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College
  • ECPAI

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books