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, MARCH 3
Our first Early Childhood Play-Date was so much fun, so we decided to have ANOTHER ONE!
This will be a great way to connect with families with kids of a similar age (geared towards kids 4 and under, although open play for 10 and under will still be available), but also to connect to some wonderful local resources, groups, and professionals! We will keep our list of attending groups/organizations updated as we get them lined up to come! Free for adults (as always!), including expectant parents, as well as free for kids under 1 (with older sibling). Typical admission costs apply.
If you represent a group/organization that would be interested in coming, please contact email@example.com to get involved!
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Come learn about the benefits of Music Therapy, connect with the owner of Fogerty Music Therapy, find out about both individual and group services, including the new Bright Start program. Childcare will be provided, no additional cost, no RSVP needed, everyone is welcome, and free for adults!
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
This information session allows families to learn animal safety tips, animal care, local resources, and so much more! This session will include two of the MCHA's animal ambassadors for children to meet! There will be resources related to introducing your pets to new babies, pet care, animal safety, and much more, as well as interactive activities for the kids! The class will have no additional cost with admission to Kids Play Gym. Donations are encouraged and all donations benefit the many programs and services of MCHA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
We are so excited for our first Karaoke Night at Kids Play Gym! We will have all kinds of kids-friendly music, a karaoke machine, a wonderful fun set-up in the party room as well all the same great activities.
No additional cost, no RSVP needed!
This will be a TON of fun you won't want to miss!
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
AGES 18 MON TO 10!
We will be providing childcare from 4PM-7PM so you can do whatever you want to do for up to 3 hours while your kiddos play at Kids Play Gym! As always, this will be a sensory-friendly and inclusive event. This includes 1:1 ratio by request for a limited number of spots.
We will be showing a movie in the party room for the kids--PLEASE send a sack dinner and/or snack for them to eat during the event. We will also have all the same fun Kids Play Gym activities and staff and volunteers (all background-checked) who are all excited to play!
If your child wears diapers, please send diapers and wipes for them. We also encourage you to send a change of clothes and a drink/bottle for them.
We have a small intake form just to make sure we know a little bit about your kiddo and their needs. The intake form can be found athttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgZ22RlEbdQm3Aya2tihciZts6Rn0hxN/view?usp=sharing or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the intake form.
If we already have a Parents Night Out intake AND/OR Parent Break Time application on file for your child, you will only need to buy your ticket to reserve your spot. Your spot will be reserved once you have completed your intake and bought your ticket. We will have limited spots, so we encourage you to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Tickets are $20 (per kid) and are non-refundable. (unless the event is cancelled by us due to some form of weather emergency, in which case we will reschedule or credit your account).
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.
We are always accepting volunteers! We are particularly looking for students (or professionals) in fields such as Recreational Therapy, youth development, psychology, recreation, education, special education, public health, Music Therapy, Speech-Path, and more. Read more about volunteering HERE
E-mail Kim@kidsplaygym.com with any questions or to find out more.
You can download the volunteer application below and either fill it out and e-mail it to email@example.com or bring it to the gym in person.