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!

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Bubble Wrap Painting, 10:00am

4 & younger

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

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Monkey King Mask Making, 11:00am

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Monkey King Mask Making, 12:00pm

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

Dance Party, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Dance to a variety of musical style including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Chinese New Year Ornaments, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Make your own hanging monkey ornament to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Monkey King Mask Making, 1:00pm

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

Move to the Beat Drum Circle , 1:30pm

5 & younger

The whole family gets physical as they play in our heartbeat drum circle.

Monkey King Mask Making, 2:00pm

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Garden Party, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a garden made of felt! Add to the mural by creating fruits, vegetables and herbs to plant in our garden! 

Monkey King Mask Making, 3:00pm

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Monkey King Mask Making, 4:00pm

6 & older

Create a mask inspired by the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese story The Journey to the West, a masterpiece of classical Chinese fiction. Learn the story of Monkey and his courage to become King while discovering China’s rich culture along the way.

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