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

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En Español (PDF) »

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Calendar

Messy with Art: Wet Marker Art, 10:00am

4 & younger

Love drawing with markers?  What do you think happens when you dip the marker in water?
 

EatPlayGrowTM: Perfect Portion , 10:00am

4 & younger

Create a balanced plate of colorful “food” to serve as a fun reminder of portion control and healthy meals.

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!  

10:00am-4:45pm

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Mural Wall painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix colors together on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

EatPlayGrow™: Perfect Portion, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Children and adults will create a balanced; appropriately sized plate of colorful “food” will serve as a creative and fun reminder of portion control and a healthy balanced meal.
 

EatPlayGrowTM: Perfect Portion , 1:00pm

4 & younger

Create a balanced plate of colorful “food” to serve as a fun reminder of portion control and healthy meals.

SCENTsory Jars, 2:30pm

4 & younger

What’s that smell?! Join us as we test our nose and brain by smelling different mystery scents!
 

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them. 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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