MRC is excited to announce our new partnership with Yalp!
Yalp (Play spelled backwards) is an interactive play and sports equipment manufacturer. “Whether we like it or not, children these days have entertainment expectations that you and I could never have dreamt of in our childhoods,” said the Founder and CEO of Yalp, Ben Admiraal. “Today, I am incredibly proud to be able to say that we have succeeded in developing 5 high tech interactive concepts, that meet the demands of today’s world.”
What is interactive play?
Interactive play is where the digital and physical worlds around us meet. In short, it is “real-life gaming”. The electronic video game portion brings challenge, problem solving and a continued renewal of game options to play. It also carries the possibility of tailoring the play level to the needs and demands of the player. The physical portion brings benefits such as exercise, social interaction, teamwork and experiencing the outdoors in a healthy manner. Interactive play combines them into the best of both worlds!
Interactive play pieces allow the owner, whether it be a municipality, school, university, etc. to control it remotely via the internet. That may mean setting hours of operation when the pieces are useable, or setting up competitions amongst the community. The connection also allows Yalp to load new games with ease. As games become repetitive to the users, Yalp is constantly replacing them with new and improved games which are loaded to each system remotely.
Where does it go?
Interactive play equipment is suitable for all outdoor and indoor environments. Just like traditional play, interactive play can be performed anywhere! Yalp designs its equipment to be both accessible and inclusive for people of all ability levels and ages. We are proud to share a vision and mission with Yalp; to provide play opportunity for all.
Browse our five new interactive play structures below. Also be sure to incorporate space around or near the equipment for relaxation and rest. These activities are sure to get your heart pumping!
Sutu Soccer Wall
Health-promoting and socially constructive Remains challenging – games updates regularly Mobile app to compete against friends and community Fun for all ages and ability levels
Sona Play Arch
Remains challenging – games updated regularly Truly inclusive – transcends ages, physical and emotional barriers Awesome workout – 40% more intensive than basketball Intergenerational play – family fun
Fono DJ Booth
Durable robust design – vandalism resistant Positive meeting place for young people Music from your smartphone or pre-installed sounds Red Dot award winner
Toro Athletic Court
Great way for tactical and physical training Social construction for larger and smaller groups Interactive goals can be fit in any sports arena Fun at any age – girls, boys, teens and adults
Memo Activity Zone
Learning games – educational games New game development – uploaded very easily Combines the best of video games and outdoor play Reinforces your classroom learning