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) »

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy with Art: Playful Playdough!, 10:00am

4 & younger

Watch your dough take shape as you use your imagination to mold colorful creations!
 

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Bubble Party Tuesdays: Car Wash, 10:45am

4 & younger

Suds up those wheels! Join us as we give our toy cars a strong scrub!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Exploring Science: Glow-in-the-Dark Fireflies, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Use glow-in-the-dark paint to create beautiful fireflies!
 

Exploring Science: Good Vibrations, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!

Bubble Party Tuesdays: Bubble Wrap Pop, 1:30pm

5 & younger

Snap! Pop! Dance with us on bubble wrap!

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM’s 3D Mosque Architecture Experience, 2:00pm

5 & older

Embark on a 3D journey to explore the art and architecture of mosques from around the world.

CMOM’s 3D Mosque Architecture Experience, 3:00pm

5 & older

Embark on a 3D journey to explore the art and architecture of mosques from around the world.

Will it Sink or Will it Float?, 3:15pm

4 & younger

Why does a rock sink? Why does a boat float? Learn about the role density plays as we experiment with different materials and find out whether they sink or float in water!
 

Jam Band, 3:30pm

5 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

CMOM’s 3D Mosque Architecture Experience, 4:00pm

5 & older

Embark on a 3D journey to explore the art and architecture of mosques from around the world.

Full Calendar