Sunday, January 4, 2009

Where to take your children when it's cold out.

The area offers a nice variety of indoor play spaces, and parents know how important it is for everyone's sanity to leave the house at least once a day!

Here are some:

AUNT BEE’S BACKYARD
Formerly known as Bija Backyard, this indoor playroom is perfect for infants and young toddlers. In this cushy and clean environment, your baby can crawl, cruise, wobble, and hop. The Backyard offers climbing equipment with slides, a playhouse, a ball pen, a reading corner, dolls, cars, puzzle and more. They also offer baby sign language, music classes, yoga for toddlers, and a preschool enrichment program.
Location: 20 Tiffany Place, between Degraw and Kane streets - Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 624 2212
Price: $10 for 3 hours of play
Hours:
MON 10:30am - 6:00pm
TUE to FRI 9:00am –6:00pm
SAT 1:30pm – 5pm
SUN 2:00pm – 5pm

EVERYDAY ATHLETE KIDS
The wonderful team from Everyday Athlete Studio offers Open Play during which children can play with toys, but also practice tumbling moves under the supervision of coach Mason and Michelle. This is a perfect location for active toddlers and older kids. They also offer a wide array of activities for children from tumbling to ballet, and Music for Aardvarks, check out their website for more info: www.everydayathletestudio.com/youth
Location: 273 Columbia street, between Carroll and Summit.
Phone: 347-529-6377
Email: info@everydayathletestudio.com
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6pm.
Price: $10 per child for the day, $7 per sibling.Buy 10 visits, get the 11th free!

THE MOXIE SPOT
This is a restaurant/playroom. The food is forgettable, but the space, the toys, the books, the computers, the art supplies make up for it. They also offer classes and special events, such as family movie nights on Fridays, family disco parties every second Saturday, or family bingo nights on Sundays.
Location: 81 Atlantic Ave (at Hicks street)
Website: www.themoxiespot.com
Hours:
Sun to Thu: 9:00am to 8:30 pm
Fri and Sat: 9:00am to 9:30pm
Price: On weekdays (9am to 5:30pm) there is a $2.50 entry fee per child


THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYSPACE at CHRIST CHURCH
The Neighborhood Playspace is a beautiful playroom. Ideal for toddlers up to 5 years-old. It is clean and somewhat old school.
Location: in the Parish Hall of Christ Church on Clinton and Kane Streets in Cobble Hill. Regular Hours: 9:30-12 Mon-Fri, ask about afternoons.
Website: www.christchurchcobblehill.org

NEW YORK CITY EXPLORERS
It is not as cosy as Aunt Bee's or Everyday Athlete Kids, but it is a nice change. This indoor playspace features safe wooden toys and games and plenty of space to run, jump, and dance. It used to have cleanliness issues, but they now close for an hour at midday to keep up. They also offer many other activities, such as a preschool enrichment program.
Location: 388 Atlantic Ave, between Hoyt and Bond
Phone: (718) 625-NYCE (6923)
Website: www.nycityexplorers.com
Price: $10 for the day, or get the play packs 10 passes for $90.
Hours: Mon to Fri: 9:30am to 1pm, and 2pm to 6pm
Sat and Sun: 9:30am to 6pm


BIG MOVIES FOR LITTLE KIDS at THE COBBLE HILL THEATRE
One of my faovite places to go. This past Fall we have seen An American Tail, Barbapapa, Stuart Little and Grinch Stole Xmas, among others.
Films are shown every other Monday at 4:00pm
Admission is $6.50 per person
Phone: (718) 596-9113
Location: 265 Court Street
Website: www.cobblehilltheatre.com

If you would like to add any that we might have forgotten, or share your experience of these place, don't hesitate to send me an email at jessievencat@gmail.com

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