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) »

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy with Art: Bubble Wrap Painting, 10:00am

4 & younger

Snap! Pop! Splat! Paint on bubble wrap with us!
 

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.

Stack ‘em Up Thursdays: Shape Sorter, 10:45am

4 & younger

Learn how to sort fuzzy felt shapes with our unique puzzle!  
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Math Wizards: Wondrous Wizard Hats, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Make a colorful collage of wizard hats! Count to make sure there’s a one for everyone in your family!
 

Math Wizards: Animal Sounds and Movement, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How often does a cricket chirp? How far can a kangaroo jump? How long does a bird fly? Join us as we discover early math skills by exploring the animal kingdom!

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Trash to Treasure: Recycled Fashion Design , 2:00pm

6 & older

Design accessories made out of re-purposed materials! Explore fashion designs that use recycled materials and create accessories like a belt using VHS tape, a necklace using old bottle caps, or create a bow tie using recycled fabric!

Parachute Play, 2:30pm

5 & younger

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

Trash to Treasure: Recycled Fashion Design , 3:00pm

6 & older

Design accessories made out of re-purposed materials! Explore fashion designs that use recycled materials and create accessories like a belt using VHS tape, a necklace using old bottle caps, or create a bow tie using recycled fabric!

SCENTsory Jars, 3:15pm

4 & younger

What’s that smell?! Did you know that scent memories are stored in our brains? Join us as we test our noses and brains by smelling various mystery items!
 

Jam Band, 3:30pm

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, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

Trash to Treasure: Recycled Fashion Design , 4:00pm

6 & older

Design accessories made out of re-purposed materials! Explore fashion designs that use recycled materials and create accessories like a belt using VHS tape, a necklace using old bottle caps, or create a bow tie using recycled fabric!

Full Calendar