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
RECREATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE!
Friday, December 15
CHILDCARE PROVIDED 4:30-5:30
OPEN TO ANYONE, NO RSVP REQUIRED
A presentation, meet-and-greet, and Q&A with Hilary Key, a Certified Play Expert and owner of The Toy Chest. Learn all about the benefits of play for all ages, the various types of play, tips for encouraging learning, social skill development, sensory regulation, and more through play. Learn about toys that are beneficial for skill development and learning.
Including sensory-friendly movie nights, meet & plays, classes, and much more!!
During winter break, we are excited to host several organizations and professionals (at no additional cost!) for meet&plays, including:
December 22 10-noon On My Way Pre-K
December 27 10:30-12:30 A BCBA (Board-Certified Behavior Analyst) from Unlocking the Spectrum
December 28 10:30-12:30 Tinkergarten--including free demo activities!
January 2 10-12 Bloomington Center for Connection
January 3 10:30-12:30 PALS (People & Animal Learning Services)
January 4 3PM-5PM John Loveland, MSW, from Paws-Abilities, who works with service dogs and helps families with IEPs and the school system
January 5 10:30-12:30 Spencer Psychology
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.