Playground Entertainment Group™, Inc. is a global media and consumer products company empowering young children to lead healthy and active lives by playing sports. A host of lovable animated characters are educational ambassadors for their respective sports, including soccer, baseball, hockey and swimming. The company believes that helping kids develop an “I Can” attitude can lead to a lifetime of health and success.
The company offers engaging products for kids ages 3-7 through four principle brands:
Sports for Kids™
Educational and entertaining, Sports for Kids™ will provide multi-platform content to parents and young children that offers hours of fun, fitness, team building and social interaction skills through popular sports. Kid-friendly instructional DVDs, such as “Soccer for Kids – Getting Started™,” inspire sports confidence and proficiency. The videos will be offered in English, Spanish and French and a host of additional languages
Squishy & Friends™
An interactive website for kids and their parents is currently in development and will feature an initial cast of characters led by Squishy®. The site will be designed to entertain, educate and create community while promoting active sports engagement
High production-value television, film shorts and features starring Squishy and friends in a variety of entertaining adventures will be created. An animated/live action pilot – “Saving Squishy™”– is in production
Playground Consumer Products™
Extending the experience from the screen to real-world sports participation, a full line of branded consumer products – including apparel, accessories and kid-sized equipment – will be offered
Our lead character Squishy® is an animated soccer ball who has the wisdom and experience necessary to guide a diverse group of characters on adventures into the world of sports and fitness for kids. Squishy and his friends already are a smash hit in their debut “Soccer for Kids – Getting Started™,” an entertaining and instructional soccer DVD targeted at young children and their parents.
The mission of the company is to encourage young children and their parents to incorporate sports participation into their lifestyles. Playground Entertainment Group’s offerings couldn’t come at a better time.
- More than half of kids in America today are considered overweight or obese
- 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13
- 3-5 year-olds are not taught basic motor mechanics and do not know how to move properly
- Kids love Squishy – highest possible rating in our global research
- Youth sports is an underserved market ripe with potential
Playground Entertainment Group™. learn to play the fun way.
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