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) »

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

Being Green Family Festival, 10:00am

All ages

Celebrate our precious mother earth at CMOM! Learn what it means to be green as you meet live animals, plant a garden, and listen to stories. You’ll learn what you can do to make earth a cleaner and greener place!

Being Green: Mud Painting, 10:45am

4 & younger

Create paint made of mud and design vibrant artwork inspired by Earth Day!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Being Green: Mud Painting, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Create paint made of mud and design vibrant artwork inspired by Earth Day!
 

Live Birds of Fauna with Jose Rodriguez, 2:00pm

5 & older

Meet a variety of live birds with Jose Rodriguez from our local Upper West Side neighbor, Fauna pet shop. Learn to "be green" as you explore the biology of the animals that share our planet.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Animal Portraits with Robin Huffman, Gorilla artist, 3:00pm

5 & older

Meet Robin Huffman, artist and animal advocate. Learn about the apes and other animals she paints, and how she has devoted her career to primate conservation.  Paint your own animal portrait inspired by her stories

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Live Birds of Fauna with Jose Rodriguez, 3:30pm

5 & older

Meet a variety of live birds with Jose Rodriguez from our local Upper West Side neighbor, Fauna pet shop. Learn to "be green" as you explore the biology of the animals that share our planet.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Animal Portraits with Robin Huffman, Gorilla artist, 4:00pm

5 & older

Meet Robin Huffman, artist and animal advocate. Learn about the apes and other animals she paints, and how she has devoted her career to primate conservation.  Paint your own animal portrait inspired by her stories

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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