Chrysalis Cove Playspace
Monday thru Friday 3:30-5pm
Saturday & Sunday TBD
AGES 2-6 years old
FALL SCHEDULE FOR TINKER PLAY:
Drop in option or remainder of session.
Playgroups Monday thru Friday: 3:30-5pm
Check out our BRAND NEW playspace for playgroup-style learning at Chrysalis Cove by Hugs & Bugs Club located at 537 Park Avenue in Hoboken. All are invited to join our Tinker Play every weekday 3:30pm-5:00pm for children 2-6 years old. Explore our wooden fort, art area, sensory tables, and so much more! We are a child-led team, with a fantastic staff to guide the playgroup while you RELAX (or get some work done) in our beautifully renovated adult workspace area (complete with a view of your child at play). Space is limited to 12 children.
AGES 2-6 years old
NO TIME LIMIT! Play as long as your child wants :)
Check out our BRAND NEW play space for playgroup-style learning at Chrysalis Cove by Hugs & Bugs Club located at 537 Park Avenue in Hoboken. All are invited to join our Tinker Play on weekends (times will be posted every Friday) for children 2-6 years old. Explore our wooden fort, art area, sensory tables, and so much more! First come basis.
Top 4 reasons to join a playgroup
True Socialization: Seeing the same friends each week allows children to gain confidence communicating in various ways with peers. It also encourages them to try new activities as they observe their friends engaging in the various activities. PLUS, mom’s need friends too! This is a wonderful way for caregivers to build a community, a village.
Gentle Separation: As children become more comfortable in the space with their friends, they will be able to ease into more independent play without mom or other caregiver being the “other friend” or “entertainer”. We have a front area room where caregivers can see and speak with their children during the playgroup time. Eventually, caregivers will be able to chat more with each other, work or just relax. This is not a drop off class. This is a place for caregivers to observe and be a part of a new experience with their child.
Independent Play: With time, children will engage in more meaningful and purposeful play. They may want to delve deeper into the movement of paint on our acrylic easel or discover how various materials like colored rice or sand flow through funnels and tubes. This builds a great deal of confidence as the child relaxes and is allowed to let their curiosity expand.
Teachers are Facilitators: The teacher’s role is to observe and see where they are needed in the various activities. They may ask questions to encourage more socialization or deeper involvement with the activities. They give the child the freedom to explore independently.
Children are meant to bond with their environment and peers through play, have the wonder and magic of the world imprinted in their minds and hearts. Connecting with their world, engaging in active healthy risks, experimenting with materials, playing independently as well as with a peer is primary to a positive experience of learning. Play is their way of experiencing the world around them. It is their way for them to learn and grow. They need time and an opportunity to discover their world without intervention. They need to take risks and make what we, as parents, may think are mistakes, but this is the optimal time of discovery for a child. Take a step back and let them play. Let them learn. Let them be messy. Let them be a kid.
We need to allow them to invent with what we may consider junk. They will create such an incredible world. Such amazing innovators!