Though many children love the excitement of playground adventures, they are often forced to stay inside because of heavy rain, freezing snow, or foul-smelling skunk block parties. Enjoy odor-free playtime with today’s Groupon: for $200, you get two weeks of summer camp for children ages 18 months to 3 years (a $300 value) and five drop-in arts-and-crafts classes for children ages 1–3 (a $125 value) at Play in Brooklyn (a $425 total value).
Play sends child-size imaginations soaring in a family-focused, elaborately designed indoor playground, elating offspring and parents alike with fun activities and enriching classes. Four different sessions of two-week summer camps meet beginning July 11 and ending September 2, with each camp focusing its activities around a central theme such as animals, New York City, or deontological imperatives. Sessions convene two to three times a week depending on schedule preference, and each section limits attendance to 10 wide-eyed attendees. Children engage in an array of enriching activities throughout the camps, including sensory play, art, and music, earning themselves a healthy snack each day to bolster energy levels. Additionally, kids gain private access to the 1,000-square-foot Play City, which enlists city-themed installations and monuments to municipal services to occupy attention spans.
Arts-and-crafts classes encourage self-expression while introducing children to higher-level concepts. Artists at Play sessions for children ages 1–2 expand upon basic comprehension of color and texture, and Eco Artists classes for children ages 2–3 instill an understanding of environmental responsibility with activities such as crafting paint pigments from vegetables and gathering items from nature to create pieces that please even the most discerning of refrigerator critics. Forty-five-minute classes are scheduled during weekdays and ensure that supplies are nontoxic and washable.