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Shaped By Play

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This video encourages us to look back on the moments that define our childhood. Our best moments often began in play. And that’s why we always come back to play.

[video: scene fades into a time lapsed sun rising behind a Hedra® play structure. Screen fades to black as white text in the center of the screen reads “Remember the moments.” Fade into a young girl walking towards the camera smiling and laughing. A woman’s voice begins to speak.]

Voiceover: Remember those moments that got your heart racing, your imagination swirling, your body moving?

[video: a girl runs and jumps of a dock into a lake. Children climb on the ropes of an Eclipse® Net Climber. Four children hold hands as they run and jump into a pile of leaves.]

Voiceover: Remember laughing until your stomach hurt? Feeling like you could do anything, daring yourself to do more.

[video: a boy tilts his head back laughing. A girl riding a on the disc swing of a ZipKrooz track ride smiles as she reaches the landing pad. A girl climbs up onto a rock climber. Scene switches to a girl as she swings from rung to rung on a monkey bar set. Scene switches to a girl running through a sprinkler.]

Voiceover: Our best moments, the moments that define our childhoods begin in play.

[video: a young girls hair blows in the wind as she sits down on the background decking. Scene switches to a boy smiling while he swings on a Hedra® Swing Frame. Scene fades into a girl joyfully gliding down a slide.

Voiceover: When we were carefree fearless. Excited, exhilarated, when we were together.

[video: the camera pans forward through a shroud of water where a boy clings to the post of the Aquatix® SprayShroud. A toddler is helped out on a Wobble Pod® Bouncer. Scene switches to a young girl in her wheelchair as she laughs with her friends on a playground. Scene switches to a girl holding a camera facing towards her. She plugs her nose as she slides down a water slide. Scene switches to a girl as she holds onto the hand hold of the inclusive, We-Go-Swing. Scene switches to two girls smiling for the camera as white text appears on screen reading “Together”.]

Voiceover: Today we come back to play. To summersault into a new adventure, we come back to play.

[video: kids smile as they spin on a tire swing in slow motion. Scene switches to a girl smiling for the camera. Scene switches to a girl as she does a cartwheel. A boy smirks at the camera. Scene fades to black and back into a girl climbing to the top of a rock climber raising her hands up in accomplishment and smiles up at the warm sun.]

Voiceover: To let our hearts and minds swing open, we come back to play.

[video: a girl smiles at the camera as she hugs a playground post.

Voiceover: To climb to thrilling new heights. But mostly we come back to play to simply have fun.

[video: A girl climbs up a rock climber to the playground decking. Scene switches to a boy as he climbs up an AdventureScapes® rock climber. Scene switches to a boy as he hangs from a rung on a monkey bar set. A girl spins on a TopsyTurny® Spinner in slow motion. Scene switches to a view up to two boys as they spin together on a Stand-Up spinner in slow motion.]

Voiceover: Because what we do today creates the memories we’ll always come back to.

[video: a young girl sheepishly smirks at the camera. Scene switches to a girl as she stands up and swings with her friends on the inclusive, We-Go-Swing™. A girl’s face is illuminated by the light of a sparkler she waves in the air. A girl raises her hands as she glides down a slide. Scene switches to a young girl as she runs through a grassy field. The sun sets behind her as she runs to lift her kite into the air. White text appears middle of the screen reading “Play”.]

Voiceover: And so, we always come back to play.

[video: screen fades to black as the Landscape Structures logo appears. The text below the Landscape Structure logo fades away. A horizontal white line appears with the number fifty below it. The logo fades as playlsi.com appears in the center of the screen.]

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