Playing with Nature is a summer playgroup & outdoor classes for children ages 3-7 to observe, listen and be creative in a natural environment; our meetings will focus on reacquainting children with nature and will also show them the endless possibilities of playing in the park without any assembled toys.
From our meeting point, we will start our adventure. Every day we will take a different path that will lead us to new experiences. We will collect little things that we find along our way – sticks, rocks, leaves, barks, etc, to build houses, boats, a cabana, or whatever the children envision during the walk. We will direct their attention towards hearing the many different sounds in the park and spotting things so often overlooked, like imagining how birds or other animals would build their houses in different environments. Each day will bring new stimulating experiences for their imagination and creativity.
We will be playing only with natural materials – no paint, no paper, no markers, only minimal materials like buckets, strings and ropes to help us during our adventure.
Summer Playgroup will run for 8 weeks, from Monday June 5th to Friday July 28th. Parents can choose which week and how many days a week to attend.
Prospect Park West and 5th street – on the lawn immediately to the right of the entrance to the Litchfield Villa and parking lot.
Drop-off time: 9:am
Pick-up time: 1:00pm
The fee below is per child per week
5 days a week (M-F) – $400
3 days a week (M-W-F) – $240
2 days a week (T-T) – $160
Before we start Summer Playgroup we will have an introductory Playtime in the park on June 2nd, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, with all the children that are going to participate. Parents should join us.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tuition fee is required to secure requested spot. The deposit will be applied towards the first week’s tuition, which is due on the first day of the week requested.