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

Kawaii Vinyl: Designer Toys , 10:00am

All ages

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

10am-12:45pm

Getting Creative with Art: Snow Dough!, 10:00am

4 & younger

Create fluffy snow-creations with this special dough!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Getting Creative with Art: Snow Dough!, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Create fluffy snow-creations with this special dough!

Imaginary Friends with Illustrator Aya Kakeda, 2:00pm

5 & older

Create your own kawaii (too cute) friend and learn about character design with the Society of Illustrator’s award winning artist, Aya Kakeda.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Imaginary Friends with Illustrator Aya Kakeda, 3:30pm

5 & older

Create your own kawaii (too cute) friend and learn about character design with the Society of Illustrator’s award winning artist, Aya Kakeda.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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