Playful Literacy: Learning Literacy Through Play
Pure Yoga East
Suggested Ages: 2-3 to 4-5
Preschoolers and kindergarteners learn pre-literacy skills with movement and games. Learn letter identification, rhyming, syllable segmentation, and sound manipulation through whole-body movements that make meaningful connections between sounds and letters. Engage in play-based games, arts and crafts and movement activities like Sound Trivia and Pin the Tail on the Sound with the end goal of learning to blend phonemes to read simple words.
Classes are led by reading specialists and speech-language pathologists with master’s degrees in language development and training in highly effective reading methods with a 1:5 teacher to student ratio. All classes come with an e-book full of activities to try at home.
Experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. Only pencils allowed in the galleries.
Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.More info
Museum Mile Festival
Fifth Avenue’s annual block party features free admission to eight museums -The Africa Center, El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Neue Galerie and the Museum of the City of New York – …More info
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…More info
Princess Play at Let’s Dress Up
Choose from a wide selection of princess and glamour dresses, select matching jewelry and accessories, get a little make-up done, take a photo and then sit down to a seasonal or themed tea party. After tea, hear a story and color, followed by transition time (aka dance party).
Look for upcoming weekend Princess Plays, some…More info