PlayWorks™

Expert Advice:

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

Calendar

Getting Creative with Art: Buzzing Bees, 10:00am

4 & younger

Make a beehive print for your buzzing bees to live in!
 

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 10:00am

All ages

Create poppies using the colors of the American flag in honor of Memorial Day.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Getting Creative with Art: Buzzing Bees, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Make a beehive print for your buzzing bees to live in!
 

3D Felt Design with Kate Cusack, 2:00pm

5 & older

Kate is an accessory designer known for creating sculptural costumes for window displays, performances and installations. Join her as you manipulate, cut and fold felt to create dynamic 3D shapes. Kate Cusack was recently featured at the Museum of Art and Design. 

* 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.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

3D Felt Design with Kate Cusack, 3:30pm

5 & older

Kate is an accessory designer known for creating sculptural costumes for window displays, performances and installations. Join her as you manipulate, cut and fold felt to create dynamic 3D shapes. Kate Cusack was recently featured at the Museum of Art and Design. 

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

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