Warren Tool Library recently partnered with United Healthcare and non-profit KaBOOM to build a new and improved playspace at Detroit Prep. Extensive research has shown that play is a critical component in a child’s learning process. Through play time, students are encouraged to explore their surroundings, navigate relationships and social situations, and learn what it means to be part of a collective group. Skills garnered through positive playtime interaction include cognitive flexibility,
language, problem solving, creativity and building teamwork.

Over the past three years, the children (K-4th grade) attending Detroit Prep had no playground  to use during recess. Until now, the only area was a parking lot surrounded by woodchips, but still the students worked together to make up new games and experience joy-filled playtime despite the lack of equipment and structure. Building this monkey bar structure was the first-step toward providing a full-sized playground that will fit the growing community of Detroit Prep for many years to come.

To learn more about the playground fundraiser and donate, head to the website: http://www.detroitprep.org/playground. There you’ll learn more about this dynamic school and its creative, holistic approach to learning. Great effort on the part of the volunteers from E. Warren Tool Library! You certainly made a positive impact on these very deserving Detroit Prep kids.