KIDS PLAY GYM PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE INTERACTIVE PLAY EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN AGE 10 AND UNDER AND THEIR FAMILIES. OUR 4500 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY IS A FUN, CLEAN, SAFE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT THAT OFFERS ALL OF THE ADAPTIVE PLAY EQUIPMENT AND HANDS ON FEATURES EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO HELP STRENGHTEN THEIR COORDINATION, FINE MOTOR SKILLS, BALANCE, SOCIAL SKILLS, AND OTHER AREAS OF CHILDHOOD DEVELOPEMENT.
THIS TYPE OF PLAY AND INTERACTION HELPS BUILD UPON A CHILD'S WILLINGNESS TO LEARN NEW THINGS, MEET NEW PEOPLE, EXPLORE NEW, UNFAMILIAR ENVIRONMENTS, AND GENERALLY HAVE GREATER SELF CONFIDENCE IN THE LARGER WORLD AROUND THEM.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
- Mr. (Fred) Rogers
Saturday, August 19, 9AM-7PM
OPEN TO AGES 15 AND UNDER
Connect with other parents while your kids make friends too! Find out about community resources, network with professionals, and hear about upcoming services at Kids Play Gym, including Recreational Therapy! We will also have additional activities available, as well as open play. Usual visit pass and day pass fees apply for kids but parents, caregivers, and adults are free (as always).
Our guests will include (with estimated time frames):
Indiana MENTOR (behavior support, in-home and community support) 9AM-12noon
Collaborating for Kids (ABA provider, behavioral support) 9AM-10:30 AM
Paws-Abilities (support and autism assistance dogs, related services) 9AM-11AM
Bloom Pediatric Therapy (OT, SLP, PT) 9AM-4PM
IU Adapted P.E. (inclusive recreation program) 10AM-11:30AM
Leap Ahead Center (early childhood screenings, parent education and support) morning
Family Voices Indiana (parent and family support, Medicaid support), morning and early afternoon
Down Syndrome Family Connections (parent and family support), morning and early afternoon
Bradford Woods (therapeutic camping, recreational therapy) 2:30/3-4/4:30PM
Saturday, August 26, 9AM-7PM
One of the most powerful things about play is that it brings people together. It's been said that "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." We've also heard from several amazing families that are new in town or just don't feel connected yet that one of the things they want most is for their child to have friends their age to play with but also for themselves to connect to other parents as well. If you can identify with that (or even if you can never pass up the opportunity to make friends!) this is the perfect play date for you! We will have open play just like normal but will also have some additional activities geared towards friendship--both for kiddos and for parents! We will also have information about additional community resources, events, and groups.
Friday, September 15, 5:30 PM
A presentation, meet-and-greet, and Q&A with Jennifer Moor, Linnea Mugford, Blythe Angle, and Lindsey Pyle from Bloomington Family Wellness. Bloomington Family Wellness provides numerous wellness and parenting services, including but not limited to: birth & family education, birth & postpartum support, massage for adults (prenatal included) and pediatrics, reiki, postpartum & individual fitness classes, and much more! They will discuss their holistic approach to education, care, and support, as well as host a Q&A about a wide range of related topics.
As always, adults are free. If you bring your kids, normal visit pass fees for kids will apply and CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED by Kids Play Gym staff in the play areas of the gym while you attend Resource Night in the party room.
Although we take a lot of pride in always being inclusive and sensory-friendly, we wanted to have a special night every week that specifically celebrates kids in the community with disabilities and still open for the general public as well.
Although some of our equipment does have weight and size restraints and we are typically geared towards kids 10 and under, we feel that there are some activities here that would benefit older kids with disabilities and sensory processing difficulties. Therefore, on Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm we will up our age limit to kids 15 and under for this one night every week.
**BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**
Our dedicated and professional staff will care for your child for up to 3 hours. Click HERE for all details you need.
400 square feet available for use at affordable rates. More info on the PRICES page.