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!

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Bubble Painting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create a work of art using water colors, bubble solution, paintbrushes and bubble wands!

Awesome Airplanes, 10:30am

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 11:00am

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 12:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Crabby Collages , 1:00pm

5 & younger

Get ready for a deep sea adventure! Explore the colors and shapes of crabs and create your own sea life-inspired collage.

Awesome Airplanes, 2:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 2:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Skyscraper Block Building, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use large foam blocks to explore balance and build your own structures. How high can you build?

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 3:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 4:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

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