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) »

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Calendar

Messy with Art: Cloud Dough, 10:00am

4 & younger

Explore this fluffy dough as you make cloud-like creations that expand and contract!
 

EatPlayGrow™ Wednesdays: Fabulous Fruits Sing-A-Long, 10:45am

4 & younger

Sing-a-long with us and get excited about the fabulous rainbow of fruits!
 

EatPlayGrow™: Fabulous Fruits Basket, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Create a healthy fruit basket to explore texture, shapes, size, and colors. Discover new fruit s and build vocabulary as your sort through a variety of images of delicious fruits.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM Kamishibai , 2:00pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern, kawaii-inspired stories.

Movement & Circle Time, 2:15pm

4 & younger

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

Kawaii Vinyl: Designer Toys, 3:00pm

All ages

Cut and fold your own custom designer toy inspired by kawaii (too cute) characters from manga and anime.

Colorful Ribbon Dancing, 3:15pm

4 & 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

4 & younger

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

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