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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Schedule of Programs

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Sing and Sign, 11:30am

5 & younger

Move your body and use your hands to sing your favorite songs!

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Piano Music & Melodies, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Explore keyboard pianos while identifying animals, singing songs, and moving together!

Mandala Sand Art, 1:00pm

5 & younger

What is a circle and why are they so important? Explore how circles have been used to create symbols of peace and unity while creating a beautiful Mandala.

Mandala Sand Art, 1:00pm

5 & younger

What is a circle and why are they so important? Explore how circles have been used to create symbols of peace and unity while creating a beautiful Mandala.

Stack 'em Up!, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Use colorful, transparent blocks to build your own structures and explore balance. What can you design and build out of geometric shapes?

Stack 'em Up!, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Use colorful, transparent blocks to build your own structures and explore balance. What can you design and build out of geometric shapes?

Colorful Ribbon Dancing, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use brightly colored ribbon sticks to make designs in the air. Move your body as you listen to music and follow its rhythm.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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