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!

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Calendar

littleBits™ Inventions, 10:00am

6 & older

10am - 4:45pm
Brainstorm an invention and use littleBits™ electronic blocks to make your idea come to life. Experiment with connecting batteries, light and sound sensors to your invention to see what will happen!

Chain Reaction Contraption, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Work in a group to build contraptions that create energy input and output that can lift a golf ball. Then, we’ll connect each contraption together to make one large chain reaction! How far will the golf ball go?
 

Little Scientists: Urban Gardening , 10:00am

4 & younger

Where does food comes from? How do plants grow? Learn about all this and more while you create your own herb garden to take home!  
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, explore nature and sensory exploration.    
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Little Scientists: Urban Gardening , 1:00pm

4 & younger

Where does food comes from? How do plants grow? Learn about all this and more while you create your own herb garden to take home!  
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, explore nature and sensory exploration.    
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Meet the Maker: Parsons The New School for Design, 2:30pm

All ages

2:30-4:30pm
Our Parsons Design and Technology team believes that for sustained inquiry, under-served or under-resourced youth best engage through their own interests, especially in the context of STEM learning.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

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