PlayWorks™

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Follow your child’s lead. Observe your child, what activities keep their attention the longest. These observations help you to understand how your child likes to learn.

PlayWorks™

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Ages birth – 4 years

We’ve designed every aspect of PlayWorks™ to help families prepare children to enter school ready to learn and grow. By combining play and learning, PlayWorks™ creates a fun and rewarding experience for children.

As children explore PlayWorks™ and participate in daily Art Lab programs, they build their physical, social, math, art, science, literacy and problem-solving abilities—as well as the self-confidence, independence and awareness necessary for them to become life-long learners.

For adults, PlayWorks™ provides an opportunity to observe each child’s unique learning style and appreciate how play creates a strong foundation for later learning. This innovative 4,000 square foot environment includes Alphie—a giant talking dragon who “eats” letters, a deli, a fire truck, MTA bus, sand play, giant lite brite, soft space for crawlers and more!

Resources:

Family Guide »

Children with Disabilities Guide

English (PDF) »
En Español (PDF) »

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Calendar

Mishloach Manot: Purim Basket Design , 10:00am

All ages

Design a package to hold special treats to send to someone in need this Purim.

10am-12pm

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

Getting Creative with Art: Winter Bird Feeder, 12:15pm

4 & younger

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Make a bird feeder to help our flying friends who don’t migrate for the winter! 

CMOM Purim Tales , 12:30pm

All ages

Join CMOM educators for a special Purim story time and hear stories written by some of our favorite authors. 

12:30-1pm

Meet the Author: Purim Play with Roni Schotter, 2:00pm

5 & older

Frannie needs a new actor for her Purim play. Learn how Frannie enlists the help of the unlikeliest of actors with author Roni Schotter as she reads from her book Purim Play. 

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Meet the Author: Purim Play with Roni Schotter, 3:30pm

5 & older

Frannie needs a new actor for her Purim play. Learn how Frannie enlists the help of the unlikeliest of actors with author Roni Schotter as she reads from her book Purim Play. 

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

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